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Violets are Blue

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Ash, a young trans man, sets out to find his birth parents after being diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. Along the way he meets vibrant drifter Rose who refuses to let him quit. Together they embark on a journey of discovery and whilst looking for one thing, find quite the other.
"The story was born of my own battles with gender identity, a need to discover the truth within myself and fully embrace myself as a non-binary individual... “I wanted to see my community reflected on screen, which is something I never saw growing up. With many films and TV shows the queer experience is filtered through a heterosexual gaze and is articulated in heterosexual terms. It’s important that we make films that are truly reflective of our communities, and that LGBTQ characters are as complex and interesting as heterosexual characters.” Marley Morrison


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Marley Morrison
Michelle Antoniades
Marley Morrison


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Last updated 16th March 2018

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Commissioned by Microwave, a Film London initiative. Supported by BBC Films and BFI Film Fund