Documentary about Gender Transition of Chagrin Falls Man Receives Critical Acclaim at Film Festivals Worldwide, Screens at CIFF
Ironically, while by outward appearances Hunt is the person in film who transitioned the most, in some ways, he feels like he’s changed the least.
“There’s a scene where I’m talking to my co-workers and saying that while I look a man, inside I feel like the same person I’ve always been, which is both masculine and feminine. I am still in touch with my feminine side. People try to fit into just A or B or black or white, but I live in the gray. It’s OK to not fit the mold,” said Hunt.
When asked what they would say to others feeling the need to transition but afraid to, neither Hunt nor Sonderegger hesitates.
“It’s totally worth it, it does get better, and there’s nothing wrong with it,” said Hunt. “It’s important to stay focused. It’s your life and you have to do what’s right for you. You are still going to be the same wonderful human being.”
“Not changing has as much impact as changing,” adds Sonderegger. “If this is what you feel you need to do, do it.”