Genders, generations and cultures collide in this multi award-winning heartfelt comedy about a South Asian transgender woman, who sees her life flipped on its head when she meets a teenaged son she didn’t know she had.
Sid, played by Debargo Sanyal, is under pressure to marry a nice Indian girl and raise a family. Her dreams are about to come true, but not in the way she could’ve ever imagined. When Sid comes out as a woman, Ralph a 14 year old boy who is played by young actor Jamie Mayers, literally shows up at her door announcing that Sid is his parent.
Ralph is surprised to discover that his biological father is now a woman, but thinks having a transgender parent is pretty cool. But Ralph hasn’t told his mother and step dad that he’s tracked down Sid. And then there is Sid’s boyfriend Daniel (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), who has yet to tell his family of his relationship with her. But Sid’s coming out forces everyone out of the closet and to become real…
Venus was written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Eisha Marjara. The film has won many awards including. Audience Award for Best Feature at the Reelout Queer Film Festival. Jamie Mayers who plays Ralph won Best Actor at the Transgender Film Festival in Germany. While Eisha Marjara won Best Director at the Cincinnati Indian Film Festival.
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