My suggestion to anyone transgender interested in seeing this
film is not to do so. I myself am a sort of transgender known as
androgyne (someone with the gender identity of both a man and a
woman -- or neither) and I found this film to be stifling and
disspiriting. I think the effect would be worse for someone who is
transsexual. The transgender character is abused both physically
and spiritually in this film like I have seen in no other, and
the film's hyperrealistic visual style makes the suffering all
the more palpable.
I was drawn to the film because of the androgynous aspects of
the original myth of Tiresius, and thought that the film would
embellish and augment different things than it did. All it did,
really, was heighten the misery of the situations. Its attempts
at poetry are cynical, ironic, and paradoxical. As a morality
tale, it is appalling, and it reveals the sick underside of the
church in a whole new way.