It will be folks like Desiree Akhavan that will do the important work to keep visibility of minorities that might be more vulnerable than the rest of us in this world. Also, she’ll do it in a way that’s humorous, engaging, and enlightening.
Already, Akhavan has a track record in to telling stories that break from the traditional mainstream mold and really dig into the intersectionality of race, gender, sexual identity and more.
Just see for yourself with her movie Appropriate Behaviourand another movie she’s set to direct The Miseducation of Cameron Post.
She is now set to direct this adaptation of Ariel Schrag’s novel Adam, which details “an awkward teenager who goes to spend his final summer of high school with his older sister, who has thrown herself into New York City’s lesbian and trans activist scene. Adam meets the girl of his dreams at a party; but there’s one wrinkle – he can’t quite figure out how to tell her he’s not the trans man she thinks he is.”
Keep track of this and everything else Akhavan is up to.