Folder makes transgender doc for Radio 1
Folder Media’s first independent production for the BBC will be broadcast tonight at 9pm on BBC Radio 1, about a transgender punk rocker.
It tells the story of Laura Jane Grace who came out as transgender last year and includes a new and exclusive interview with Laura.
The doc hears about what life has been like for her, her bandmates, her wife and her three year old daughter in the past twelve months.
Folder Media tells us it’s the first time Radio 1 have devoted a whole hour to a transgender topic and the programme sets out to address some of the misconceptions people have, like the need for surgery. As Laura puts it “Trans people live a happy life without the need for surgery. Whatever is between your legs does not make you who you are.
The programme is presented by Broadcaster, Journalist and Campaigner Paris Lees and was produced by Liam Bird.
Folder Media’s Head of Production Chris Suckling told RadioToday: “We are really excited about our first network radio production for the BBC. Here at Folder we are always looking to do something new and different and without a doubt this programme embodies that. It is the first of many programmes to come from us with commissions for BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 to look forward to in 2014”.