Sir: Just a Normal Guy

Screened to acclaim at Gay & Lesbian Film Festivals worldwide and LBGT events across the nation, this candid and courageous portrait of more than 15-months in the female-to-male (FTM) transition of Jay Snider explores both the emotional and physical changes of this profound experience — beginning prior to hormones and concluding after top surgery. Footage shot before and after the surgery captures dramatic physical transitions, while intimate interviews with Jay, his ex-husband, his best friend and his lesbian-identified partner aptly capture the emotional and psychological shifts that occur during the process. With support from those closest to him, Jay’s experience is remarkably positive, though not without conflict. During the course of the film, he renews long-distant ties with his brother, but also faces permanent estrangement from his parents. 

One of the most provocative films this year is this diaristic look at FTM transition.
— Gary Morris, Bay Area Reporter
A wonderful tool for any courses focusing on the role and definition of gender and sexuality as influenced by societal norms. It fills a particular void in the lack of educational resources regarding the female to male transition.
— Dr. Carol Cobb-Nettleton Adjunct Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator, Widener University, PALU


  • New Festival of LGBT Film in New York City — Premiere, 2001

  • Frameline/San Francisco LGBT Film Festival

  • The Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema

  • More than 30 other events and festivals around the world, including Croatia, the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Excerpts from Sir: Just a Normal Guy

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