She's My Brother
The film focuses on a year and a half of dramatic change in the life of an enigmatic and outrageous Hollywood character as Alexis’ journeys toward becoming male-to-female. Well known as an actor, drag persona (‘Eva Destruction’) and one of a family of celebrity siblings, it wasn’t until a few years ago that Alexis began to live full-time ‘as a woman’ and revealed to family and friends her plans to seek sex reassignment surgery. The film chronicles Alexis’ struggles with the concerns of her family, the skepticism of the gay and drag community and the conventional wisdom of the medical-transgender industry. Through it all, Alexis continues to tear up the Los Angeles club scene and make frequent stops on the red carpet. Framed within the strange and surreal world of Hollywood celebrity we see an intimate portrait of a funny, dynamic and flamboyant personality struggling with uncommon issues – and through her eyes, we’re thrust into a thoroughly unique world.
About the Filmmaker
Director Matthew Barbato is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who has produced many hours of documentary and verité-style programs for cable and network television, including “A Cook’s Tour” (The Food Network) and “Airline” (AENT). “Alexis Arguette: She’s My Brother” is his first feature documentary.
Producer Nikki Parrott previously produced “Transit,” a feature film shot in America, Mexico, Russia and Kenya for MTV Networks, and co-produced the award-winning feature documentary “37 Uses For A Dead Sheep” for BBC Storyville and ARTE France.