(Photo: A Kid Like Jake, in theaters on June 8.)
If Transparent introduced transgender adults to a wider audience, then A Kid Like Jake will highlight the ways children explore gender and how their identity is shaped by the views of the adults around them, reports IndieWire.
Starring Claire Danes and Jim Parsons as well-meaning parents, the New York-set A Kid Like Jake promises a nuanced portrait of contemporary parenthood, as told through the lens of a little boy who likes to wear skirts. The first trailer shows moments glorious and discomforting, as well as a few tears of joy. With an all-star cast and an authentic take on a topical issue, A Kid Like Jake is a huge step forward for trans cinema.
IFC Films will release A Kid Like Jake in theaters on June 8. Check out the trailer below: