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‘Whirlybird’ Review: An Absorbing Look at a Sky News Pioneer’s Unconventional Life

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Jude Dry

Jan 29, 2020 12:39 pm

The Tur family tale, in which a plucky young couple fall in love and raise children to a soundtrack of manhunts and forest fires, is undeniably compelling and an obvious fit for the screen. But “Whirlybird” is worth singling out for another reason: It’s a fine example of an aspirational future for trans stories, joining a new wave of films about trans people in which trans-ness is merely one part of the story, in this case even the least interesting part.

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