Shortcomings In Soldier's Girl

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One of the shortcomings of Soldier’s Girl, therefore, is the way it focuses exclusively on Calpernia’s denigration of herself. In one noteworthy scene, Calpernia looks at her almost-naked self in the mirror. Noticing her male genitalia, she becomes distressed and covers her privates. She continues to degrade herself as a weird misfit throughout the film, again, separating herself from cisgender women. The audience is able to understand Calpernia only on the basis of her insecurities. Another flaw of this film is that it equates being transgender with living a life filled with pain and hardship. While transgender people can go through incredibly real adversity, being transgender involves a wide range of emotions and experiences. Because of this,

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