Man Made

A FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY TRACING THE VARIED LIVES OF FOUR TRANSGENDER MEN, AS THEY PREPARE TO STEP ON STAGE AT THE ONLY ALL-TRANS BODYBUILDING COMPETITION IN THE WORLD.

“Intimate... touching... an affecting portrait of four transgender men... [with] a traditional sports movie climax.” —The Hollywood Reporter

"Compelling... a penetrating documentary which gets remarkable access to its subjects... An honest, universal look at body issues and the navigation of relationships." —The San Francisco Chronicle

"MAN MADE is the rare crowdpleaser with genuine cultural value, and the largest muscle on display is the film's enormous heart." —OUT Magazine

"MAN MADE is an intimate, devastating, and ultimately triumphant little movie. An assured crowd-pleaser, made with great love and insight." —OUT Magazine

"Fascinating." —The Advocate

"A rare sort of film." —The Daily Beast

"A tender portrait of personal struggle and body imaging, the film shares the stories of its subjects as they grow into something awesome: themselves." —Queerty

"Compelling and emotional." —Film Inquiry

"Passionate... Life-affirming." —San Jose Mercury News

 

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

MAN MADE Feature Documentary is a double-winner at Outfest 2018.

www.THR.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

EXCLUSIVE: Transgender bodybuilders prepare for competition in teaser for documentary MAN MADE. PLUS: Interview with EP Téa Leoni and Director T Cooper.

http://ew.com/movies

 

MOTHER JONES

Backstage at the World's Only Transgender Bodybuilding Competition.

https://www.motherjones.com

 

THE ADVOCATE MAGAZINE

Téa Leoni and T Cooper team up to Explore Trans Bodies/Trans Lives: Bodybuilders — and metamorphoses — are at the center of the fascinating new doc Man Made.

https://www.advocate.com

 

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

This fly-on-the-wall documentary following four trans bodybuilders premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival. An affecting portrait of four transgender men as they prepare for a bodybuilding competition, T Cooper's MAN MADE pushes beyond easy pieties to look at the various challenges faced by the men as well as their partners.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com

 

THE WRAP

Janet Mock, Silas Howard, Our Lady J, and T Cooper on trans representation in Hollywood.

“I don’t think we have to tell stories that are tragic in order for folks to care about trans stories and trans lives.”  —T Cooper, Director of MAN MADE

https://thewrap.com

 

THE DAILY BEAST

Inside the World’s Only All-Trans Bodybuilding Contest

T Cooper, director of MAN MADE, which follows contestants at the Trans FitCon competition, says, ‘For some of these guys, I think bodybuilding literally saved their lives.’

https://www.thedailybeast.com

 

 BODYBUILDING.COM

TV writer, author, and filmmaker T Cooper discusses the metaphor of bodybuilding, the labeling of humanity by the media, and the difference between "doping" and taking testosterone to achieve a baseline.

https://www.bodybuilding.com

 

ATLANTA MAGAZINE

Atlanta hosts the world’s only transgender bodybuilding competition. A new documentary shines a light on it. Local writer T Cooper debuts his first feature-length documentary, Man Made, during the Atlanta Film Festival on Sunday.

http://www.atlantamagazine.com

 

FILM INQUIRY

Interview with T Cooper, Writer and Director of MAN MADE feature documentary.

https://www.filminquiry.com

 

WATCH: VIDEO INTERVIEW (Go WeHo)

Video Interview with Director T Cooper, Subjects Mason Caminiti and Kennie Story (from MAN MADE).

www.goweho.com

 

LISTEN: GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING

Transgender athletes train to compete in a new documentary, MAN MADE. Director T Cooper and subject Rese Weaver were live in the studio on GPB/NPR Atlanta [LISTEN]. 

http://gpbnews.org

 

LISTEN: PRX BAY AREA RADIO

T Cooper talks identity, othering, and breaking the fourth wall.

https://beta.prx.org

 

 

 

 

 

INTO

Director T Cooper on what it takes to be a man.

https://intomore.com

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

The world’s only all-transgender bodybuilding competition is the dramatic centerpiece of this compelling film, which follows four men as they vie for the top award in the contest. The penetrating documentary, which gets remarkable access to its subjects, is an honest, universal look at body issues and the navigation of relationships.

https://www.sfchronicle.com

 

OUT

T Cooper on Man Made: "Trans Male Lives Don’t Really Exist In Our Culture"

www.out.com

 

QUEERTY

Interview: MAN MADE Director T Cooper: "We are obsessed culturally with the absence or presence of a penis."

www.queerty.com