What happens when your dad drops the bombshell that he wants to be a woman? Or your son reveals he’s not the man you thought he was? There are estimated to be around 6,000 transsexuals in the UK. Many are married and have children. Yet there are no self-help manuals for wives and children when the man of the house starts wearing dresses, make up, and high heels. And the changes go far beyond the cosmetic: there’s speech therapy to feminize the voice, hormones to encourage breast growth, electrolysis to remove unwanted body hair, and ultimately, the irreversible surgery that will change their sex forever.
‘My Dad is a Woman’ gains intimate access to the lives of two families in which a man - whether father, husband, or son – becomes the woman he’s always wanted to be.
‘You think take a few hormones, go into an operating theatre, job done. You don’t have the first idea. The differences between the genders are massive.’ Jane, transwoman.
Series 1: 1x60 | HD | 2011