I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME (NY, 1hr 20min + Q&A w/ Director/Producer Karen Bernstein & Brian Belovitch, formerly Tish, subject of the film)
I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME is a full-length documentary film about the life of Brian, who in the 1980s was a transgender woman named Tish: one of New York's most famous downtown divas.
"Tish was a glamorous, busty, lusty Fellini-esque beauty, cabaret chanteuse, and good-time girl," says journalist Michael Musto in the film.
Then, after more than a decade as Tish, she transitioned back to Brian.
Now in his sixties, Brian's iterations include army wife & loving husband; sex worker; club performer; actor; author; playwright; AIDS survivor; & counselor. His unique odyssey is a moving & thought-provoking look at gender identity. It's also a love story, a tale of survival & a colorful hearkening back to a gritty Manhattan & the glory days of access television.
(Film will also play on Saturday, Nov 7 at 5PM at Gaslight Baker Theatre in Lockhart)