Inspired by the life and work of the industrial music legends Genisis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, OPEN brings together a cast of real hermaphroditic, pandrogynous, and transpeople to create a revealing look at the pioneers of the new human experience, and the emerging possibilities for humanity at the dawn of a new millennium. After winning the Teddy Jury Prize at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival, OPEN went on to win Best Narrative Feature from TLVFest and Best Performance from Newfest. Director Jake Yuza was also selected as one of Outfest's Four In Focus for the festival's 2010 season. OPEN is Yuzna's first feature length film. Son of poet Susan Yuzna and the nephew of filmmaker Bryan Yuzna, his student films garnered acclaim from festivals throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, leading to his becoming the youngest person to be awarded support in filmmaking from the National Endowment for the Arts. OPEN is about when the young hermaphrodite Cynthia meets Gen and Jay, a couple recovering from plastic surgery, she learns of Pandrogony, in which two people merge their facial features in order to reflect their evolution from separate identities into one unified entity. Inspired by this, Cynthia abandons her husband and suburban life to embark on a road trip with Gen through the remnants of 20th century America. Simultaneously, a young transman, Syd, meets a young punk man, Nick. After having sex with one another, and someone born of the opposite sex for the first time, Syd and Nick find themselves falling into love, a love that forces them to confront how hormone treatments have forever changed sex and relationships. OPEN Stars: Gaea Gaddy, Tempest Crane, Morty Diamond, Daniel Luedtke, Jendeen Forberg.
Gaea Gaddy,Tempest Crane,Jendeen Forberg,Morty Diamond,Daniel Luedtke
New forms of sex and love emerge in the first American film to ever win the Teddy jury prize at the Berlin Film Festival, OPEN.
When the young hermaphrodite Cynthia (Gaea Gaddy) meets Gen (Tempest Crane) and Jay (Jendeen Forberg), a couple recovering from plastic surgery, she learns of Pandrogony, in which two people merge their facial features in order to reflect their evolution from separate identities into one unified entity.