- what is transsexualism?
The Blank Point is a personal view of the fragilities of transsexualism, that of a woman from China where transsexualism is unknown and unimaginable.
To Xiao-Yen Wang, the filmmaker, the concept of gender change is the miracle of Western medicine, an advance that blurs our most fundamental precept that men are
men and women are women.
The Blank Point focuses on two male-to-female transsexuals and
one female-to-male transsexual who talk about their psychological
and physical changes during their transition. They talk about
adjusting to a new identity, about family and societal rejection,
about their sexuality, hopes and feelings.
In The Blank Point, Xiao-Yen Wang retraces her footsteps in trying
to understand transsexualism, starting with her initial bewilderment.
The film is framed within her thoughts, pulling the audience from
one very small view into a broader reality.
Transsexualism's delicate complexities evaporate when they're not
approached openly, with a strong curiosity; it's a world of private
choices and difficult emotions not discernible on the surface. When
stereotypes are realized as misconceptions, when a people's reality is
recognized as it actually is, it broadens our understanding of human
nature. The Blank Point seeks to make a hidden reality understandable
to a general audience, to bring out the inner experience of