Hulu will be showcasing the cause of allowing biological men to play in women’s sports with their new documentary “Changing the Game.”
“The film, which debuted at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, follows three high school students at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and unique paths as transgender teens,” reports Variety. “Their stories span the United States, covering an array of experiences — from Sarah, a skier and teen policymaker in New Hampshire, to Andraya, a track star in Connecticut openly competing on the girls track team. The film also focuses on Mack Beggs, who made headlines when he became the Texas State Champion in girls wrestling – as a boy.”
The documentary will begin streaming on June 1 to correspond with LGBT Pride month. The movie already has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics hailing it as a masterpiece of empathy.
“Subtle and nuanced… Changing the Game radically asserts the humanity of Mack, Sarah Rose, Andraya, and Terry, and the rest of us whose lives are under assault by the current political establishment,” said Out Magazine.
“Tales of the City’s author, Armistead Maupin, once noted, ‘The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.’ This is what ‘Changing the Game’ is about,” wrote HuffPost.
“‘Changing the Game’ does give an honest look into the transgender-side of high school athletics. It brought to light several questions I had about the issue and painted an empathetic story of each athlete,” wrote Film Threat.
In a statement this past Monday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced its unequivocal support for the transgender community and expressed no misgivings about the prospect of biological men outcompeting women in their given sport.
“The NCAA Board of Governors firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports. This commitment is grounded in our values of inclusion and fair competition,” the NCAA said.
The NCAA then touted the (highly questionable) concept of testosterone suppression as a valid equalizer for men competing in women’s sports.
“The NCAA has a long-standing policy that provides a more inclusive path for transgender participation in college sports,” the NCAA said. “Our approach — which requires testosterone suppression treatment for transgender women to compete in women’s sports — embraces the evolving science on this issue and is anchored in participation policies of both the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Inclusion and fairness can coexist for all student-athletes, including transgender athletes, at all levels of sport. Our clear expectation as the Association’s top governing body is that all student-athletes will be treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to ensuring that NCAA championships are open for all who earn the right to compete in them.”
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