Two4One is a romantic comedy with a transgender character as the romantic lead. When Adam, who is transitioning to living as a man, helps his ex-girlfriend Miriam artificially inseminate, it turns into a one-night stand and they both wind up pregnant. Torn between his feelings for Miriam and his need for a masculine identity, Adam must decide if he’s ready to settle down.
It is director Maureen Bradley‘s first feature film. The original idea came to Bradley when she noticed her partner reading The Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth by Kim Toevs & Stephanie Brill. The book (published in 2002) originally had included a chapter on transgender pregnancies, but the content was refused by the publisher.
“Bradley’s personal connection to the work and her respect of trans people is clear as she stated to me that in the script, she didn’t even want to show the lead character visibly pregnant, because it would be so disrespectful, to his body, gender identity and state of being.”
—- Dorothy June Fraser, writing about Two4One in Plenitude Magazine
The cast is led by comic Gavin Crawford (Adam), Naomi Snieckus (Miriam), actor and jazz singer Andrea Menard (Julia), and Gabrielle Rose (Franny). Sniekus was the talent agent harbouring Siobhan the Banshee in episode 9 of LOST GIRL (Fae Day). Gabrielle Rose played Kiera Cameron’s mother in two episodes of CONTINUUM earlier this year.
Two4One premiered yesterday at the Calgary International Film Festival. It will next be shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival 1 October – 9pm at The Rio Theatre and 3 October – 11am at the Cineplex Odeon International Village 8. – TICKETS
There will be another Calgary screening 23 September at 5:15pm at the Odeon Eau Claire Market – TICKETS
MUSIC IN TWO4ONE
I Will Be a Wall, by Rae Spoon.
(The Montreal folk/punk songwriter is the subject of an NFB documentary about their life and music, which was released last year. Their latest album is the music they composed for that film. (Spoon prefers to be referenced by the plural pronoun.)
Does This Scare You Yet?, by Foxglove , an Irish folk group consisting of Niamh Murphy, Karen O’Doherty, Melissa Power, John McAleer and Jason O’Driscoll. Their digital album Go the Underdog can be purchased on bandcamp.
Where’d My Light Go?, by Jon and Roy
(Jon Middleton and Roy Vizer with Louis Sadava)
I Lost Myself, by Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk.
(The ‘fairly odd folk’ are Zoltan Szoges, Jay Christman, Jessica Christman, and Josh Akin. Their album
Over Land and Sea is available through their website, or from iTunes.)