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  1. fAe and Johnny met in Florence, Italy through NYU's study abroad program, Kicking off "Rainbow America" in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, they filmed various people across the country. fAe started exploring his gender identity on stage, performing as a Drag King in New York City. After moving home to rural Western Pennsylvania, fAe began taking testosterone and Johnny asked if he could film the transformation.

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Full Summary

  1. Gender Redesigner


    Five Years in the Making. Gender Redesigner Follows fAe as he struggles with transforming into his true gender.


    While traveling the US to document queer lives for a film, fAe encounters transgendered people who make her realize that she is actually a he. This life altering awakening begins the process of what fAe calls "gender redesigning". We accompany fAe as he transitions while living with his parents in conservative rural Pennsylvania. Raising funds for top surgery through drag shows, dealing with family members, and relocating to start a new life, fAe emerges as a loveable guy.

    For more information please visit www.RainbowAmerica.org



    Johnny Bergmann director's website: http://www.johnbergmann.com/

Meet the Cast

  1. fAe and Johnny met in Florence, Italy through NYU's study abroad program, Kicking off "Rainbow America" in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, they filmed various people across the country. fAe started exploring his gender identity on stage, performing as a Drag King in New York City. After moving home to rural Western Pennsylvania, fAe began taking testosterone and Johnny asked if he could film the transformation.