Indie Flicks: Little Miss Westie

SMDCAC Presents

Indie Flicks: Little Miss Westie

Free Online Screening


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Little Miss Westie chronicles a year in the life of two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, a local beauty pageant, and transitioning in the Trump era.

Grab some popcorn and join us for virtual screening of the film followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Joy E. Reed.

Synopsis: Little Miss Westie follows the life of two siblings: Luca McCarthy (a 14-year-old transgender boy) and his little sister Ren (an 11-year-old transgender girl). Before transitioning, Luca had participated in the Lil’ Miss Westie beauty pageant, which is a local rite of passage in the small town of West Haven, Connecticut. Now, it is Ren’s turn; in the first year following her transition, she will compete in the pageant with Luca’s expert guidance. The documentary chronicles Luca's and Ren’s lives for a year as they navigate the struggles of school, puberty, and transitioning during the Trump Era.