- Director: Rhys Ernst
- Writer: Ariel Schrag
- Producer: Howard Gertler; James Schamus
A comedy!?! Pray tell...the planet on which the inhabitants would find this funny? Because...it most certainly is not planet Earth.
Rhys Ernst - a trans filmmaker - got a shedload of flack from - quite ironically - [some of] the trans community...who [singularly or collectively] called for the boycott of Adam - there's just no pleasing some of the people all of the time! And...who are these people who [silently] yell: BOYCOTT? For goodness sake...it's only a film! Those guilty of such lame proclamations should dig deep and ponder over their censorious souls!
There's no getting away from it...but, Adam is an abhorrent little shit. He [a heterosexual, physiological boy] pretends to be a trans*man in order to get into the tighty-whities of the apple of his eye...why [pretend] you may ask...because, the apple is a lesbian! Funny? No.
And, yes...there is a bit of shooting yourself in the foot...when you consider the vast array of narratives [aka...arguments/debates] concerning 'trans' issues - bathrooms, locker rooms, safe spaces...the list is as endless as it is volatile.
Politics aside...is Adam a good film? Put it this way, it could have been a better film...had it had a bigger budget. Despite some shaky performances from some of the cast members, Adam is - by far - the least interesting character...and, being the little shit that he is, the question has to be asked: Do you want to spend 95 minutes watching a wee shit being a total shit?
Awkward teenager Adam arrives to spend his final high school summer with his older sister, who has thrown herself into New York City's lesbian and trans activist scene. Over the summer, Adam and those around him experience love, friendship, and attendant hard truths in this coming-of-age comedy.