Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.
“Bennett Wallace, a trans teenager facing heartaches and joys…is charming, funny and insightful throughout.”
“A multifaceted coming-of-age narrative that never succumbs to sensationalism.”
“An uplifting journey of discovery and self-awareness”
“Rich with realness, struggle, triumph, and love. Hands down the best doc I’ve seen about a boy’s transition into manhood.”
—Ian Harvie, comedian and actor, Transparent