Netflix To Stream Growing Up Coy Next Year
Following the life of Coy Matthis, Growing Up shows how the 6-year-old started a nationwide debate when she started transitioning from male to female and using the girls’ bathroom at her school. When an administrator tried to prevent her from doing so, Matthis’ family pursued legal action against the school and sparked serious discussion about the issue across the country:
“The film will be in 190 countries now, and I don’t think there’s any other distributor that could get it in front of that many eyes on the same day,” Juhola told Deadline. “We’re very excited. The whole point of making this film was to try to make a difference in trans rights and trans youth rights. One of the ways to do that is for people to actually see the film and get an understanding of the transgender experience.
“When we were doing our festival tour, we learned that coming to a screening in a public place can be very intimidating for transgender people,” he added. “So by being able to live-stream the film in their living rooms, it gives those who feel that way a safe place to view it, especially in states and countries where there are anti-transgender laws and discrimination.”
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