Director: Billy Porter
Starring: Eva Reign, Abubakr Ali, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Simone Joy Jones
Billy Porter is an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winner. Now he’s adding director to his resume with Anything’s Possible. “Anything’s Possible” is an uplifting title for a high school coming of age story. We’ve seen plenty of examples of this subgenre, but this film features a trans girl, Kelsa, at its center. She’s played by Eva Reign. It’s the first day of senior year, and Kelsa is just trying to survive her final year of high school. While she documents her transition of being trans on YouTube, she doesn’t want it to be the sole thing that defines her. She’s obsessed with animals and believes that “what makes them unique is what helps them survive. This is true for humans,” as she explains. Her life takes a bit of an unexpected spin when Khal, the cute and nerdy boy in her class, seems to have a crush on her. She’s taken aback and slowly starts to have feelings for him as well. Word of their romance starts the hit the hallways of school and their parents causing major pushback and transphobic remarks thrown at Kelsa.
Here’s my review