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The Lost Boys: Searching for Manhood

Five young men describe their experiences with gender dysphoria as they wrestled with feelings of inadequacy as men, and their ultimate pursuit to find peace in their natural bodies.

‘The Lost Boys’ completes the trilogy of films which explore the topic of the transgender gender affirmation therapy as the main treatment for minors and young adults experiencing a misalignment between their body and their feelings.

The film, ‘Trans Mission: What’s the Rush to Reassign Gender?’ explored the medical ethics of puberty blocking and cross-sex hormones in children. This film was quickly followed with the release of ‘The Detransition Diaries: Saving our Sisters’, told through the stories of three young women who felt their life would be easier if they transitioned to living life as if they were men.

With the release of ‘The Detransition Diaries’, parents of young men, experiencing similar feelings of distress encouraged the making of this film to tell their stories of their sons who are growing up against the backdrop of the negative attitudes towards maleness and masculinity and confusing messages around what it means to be a man who may or may not conform to traditional views of manhood.

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