Transfixed (Mauvais genres)(Bad Genres)(Gender Bias)
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Transfixed (Mauvais genres)(Bad Genres)(Gender Bias)
A cross-dressing man allows himself to be used as bait to trap a killer in this crime-drama. Bo Ancelin (Robinson Stevenin) is a twentysomething man from Brussels who feels most comfortable dressing and living as a woman. Some might see Bo's lifestyle as a marked contrast to that of his father, a successful and well-regarded businessman, though it seems father has some secrets of his own after no-nonsense police detective, Paul Huysmans (Richard Bohringer), arrests him on charges of child molestation. While Bo bears his own scars from his upbringing, he's not eager to speak against his… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An absorbing mystery thriller."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Serial chiller a victim of overdone dénouement"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Bo [Robinson Stévenin] is the cliché of the self-hating victim."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"Dull despite its suspense-driven story."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"What really sink the film are the script's reductive, outdated psychological implications ... and its clumsy melodramatics."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"Bo ... in Stévenin's smirky, callow performance often comes off as more irritating than sympathetic."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"The film is at odds with itself, trying to present transgendered characters as resourceful and tough as nails while the plot habitually reduces them to traumatized masochists and helpless victims."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A sleazy crime story about transvestites in Brussels being chopped up by a madman."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"[Girod's] film feels more like what one would see from the top of a double-decker tourist bus than the work of someone who has immersed himself in a sexual subculture and its particular values."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"...it's instantly forgettable, which is an impressive feat given how endless the film feels."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Transfixed is interested in blood and gore and sexual titillation rather than character development or psychological depth."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
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