Gay Star News interviews the director of Intersexion, a new film that tells the story of the one in 2,000 newborn babies who don’t fit neatly into a pink or blue crib
‘Intersex isn’t uncommon, it’s just unheard of,’ says one of the 20 interviewees in Intersexion, a new documentary about people who aren’t male or female that is showing this month at Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival and next month at Melbourne Queer Film Festival.
The range of conditions that result in doctors not being able to decisively answer the question: ‘is it a boy or a girl?’ occur in one in 2,000 births. This statistic makes intersex more common than cerebral palsy.
It was this fact that first attracted New Zealand filmmaker Grant Lahood to the subject. ‘When I heard it was one in 2,000 I was amazed,’ he tells Gay Star News in an interview over Skype from Auckland. ‘If you’d asked me before I would have thought it was one in millions. And then I asked myself why I didn’t know any intersex people? Why they are so invisible?’
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