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Considered especially notable for its protagonist (films about trans men are exceedingly rare, and gay trans men unheard of) and the realism of his transition. Also, unlike many other films dealing with LGB and especially T subject matter, it takes a radical and nearly unprecedented turn [[spoiler: - it has a happy ending!]]

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Considered especially notable for its protagonist (films about trans men are exceedingly rare, and gay trans men unheard of) and the realism of his transition. Also, unlike many other films dealing with LGB and especially T subject matter, it takes a radical and nearly unprecedented turn [[spoiler: - it has a happy ending!]]
transition.



* DistaffCounterpart: Lukas witnesses a confident and beautiful trans woman (or drag queen) performing as an operatic soprano in spite of the mean-spirted, transphobic whispers about her.

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* DistaffCounterpart: Lukas witnesses a confident and beautiful trans woman (or drag queen) performing as an operatic soprano in spite of the mean-spirted, mean-spirited, transphobic whispers about her.


* {{Transgender}}: Lukas is a trans man who's in the middle of transition, and hiding the fact from his crush because he fears Fabio won't like him if he's aware of it.

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* {{Transgender}}: TransTribulations: Lukas is a trans man who's in the middle of transition, and hiding the fact from his crush because he fears Fabio won't like him if he's aware of it.


* {{Transgender}}: Lukas is a trans man who's in transition, and hiding the fact because he fears Fabio won't like him if he's aware of it.

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* {{Transgender}}: Lukas is a trans man who's in the middle of transition, and hiding the fact from his crush because he fears Fabio won't like him if he's aware of it.



* TransTribulations: Lukas is struggling with continued gender dysphoria as he hasn't completed his medical transition, and being called by his former names or female just drives it home even more.

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* TransTribulations: Lukas is struggling with continued gender dysphoria as he hasn't completed his medical transition, and being called by his former dead names or being referred to as a female just drives it home even more.


* EasySexChange: {{Zigzagged}}. We see the testosterone shots, exercise regimen, and binding Lukas puts himself through to present his gender the way he wants, and definitely the difficult issues Lukas has to deal with, but Lukas is played by a tall, muscular cisgender man with a baritone voice. It's also very interesting for a non-European viewer to see Lukas getting his transition covered by state health care. Many trans people in America are unable to transition hormonally or surgically because of the extensive cost, which is almost never covered, not even with private insurance plans. If Lukas were American it would be extremely unlikely he could afford transition at this point in his life.

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* EasySexChange: {{Zigzagged}}. We see the testosterone shots, exercise regimen, and binding Lukas puts himself through to present his gender the way he wants, and definitely the difficult issues Lukas has to deal with, but Lukas is played by a tall, muscular cisgender man with a baritone voice. It's also very interesting for a non-European viewer to see Lukas getting his transition covered by state health care. Many trans people in America are unable to transition hormonally or surgically because of the extensive cost, which is almost never covered, not even with private insurance plans. If Lukas were American it would be extremely unlikely he could afford to transition at this point in his life.


* DoNotCallMePaul: Lukas is repeatedly called "Miri" or "Miriam", his former names, to his annoyance, even by Iri, his best friend. He also gets called female a lot. In both cases, his objections are mostly ignored.
* EasySexChange: {{Zigzagged}}. We see the testosterone shots, exercise regimen, and binding Lukas puts himself through to present his gender the way he wants, and definitely the difficult issues Lukas has to deal with, but Lukas is played by a tall, muscular cisgender man with a baritone voice. It's also very interesting for a non-European viewer to see Lukas getting his transition covered by state health care. Many trans people in America are unable to transition hormonally or surgically because of the extensive cost, which is almost never covered even by private insurance plans. If Lukas were American it would be extremely unlikely he could afford transition at this point in his life.
%%* HotBlooded: Fabio.

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* DoNotCallMePaul: Lukas is repeatedly called "Miri" or "Miriam", his former dead names, to his annoyance, even by Iri, his best friend. He also gets called female a lot.lot, despite being a trans man. In both cases, his objections are mostly ignored.
* EasySexChange: {{Zigzagged}}. We see the testosterone shots, exercise regimen, and binding Lukas puts himself through to present his gender the way he wants, and definitely the difficult issues Lukas has to deal with, but Lukas is played by a tall, muscular cisgender man with a baritone voice. It's also very interesting for a non-European viewer to see Lukas getting his transition covered by state health care. Many trans people in America are unable to transition hormonally or surgically because of the extensive cost, which is almost never covered covered, not even by with private insurance plans. If Lukas were American it would be extremely unlikely he could afford transition at this point in his life.
%%* * HotBlooded: Fabio.



%%* [[LadykillerInLove Maneater In Love]]: Fabio again.
%%* LipstickLesbian: All of them.
%%* LongingLook: The Movie.
%%* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Ine and Fabio's beard.]]
%%* PlatonicLifePartners: Lukas and Ine.

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%%* * [[LadykillerInLove Maneater In Love]]: Fabio again.
%%* * LipstickLesbian: All of them.
%%* * LongingLook: The Movie.
%%* * PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Ine and Fabio's beard.]]
%%* * PlatonicLifePartners: Lukas and Ine.

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* IfItsYouItsOkay: Fabio falls in love with Lukas, another gay man like himself. But rejects Lukas after discovering he is a trans man. However, he comes around and still loves Lukas despite his secret.


* CantHaveSexEver: Lukas can't, due to anxiety over potential sex partners' reacting poorly to his body. Nor can he wear less than three layers, or take off his shirt at the beach.

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* CantHaveSexEver: Lukas can't, due to anxiety over potential sex partners' reacting poorly to his body. Nor can he wear less than three layers, or take off his shirt at the beach. [[spoiler:At the end he overcomes this with Fabio.]]



* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Ine and Fabio's beard.]]

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* %%* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Ine and Fabio's beard.]]


* AloneAmongTheCouples: A very sad scene.
* ArmoredClosetGay: Despite living a wild life and being well-known for it in his circle, Fabio lives with his parents and never brings any friends or lovers home in case they out him.

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* AloneAmongTheCouples: A There's a very sad scene.
* ArmoredClosetGay: Despite living a wild life and being well-known for it in his circle, Fabio lives with his parents and never brings any friends or lovers home in case they out him.
scene of Lukas like this.



* CantHaveSexEver: Or wear less than three layers, or take off his shirt at the beach.
* CastFullOfGay: Since it takes place in the queer community of Cologne.

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* CantHaveSexEver: Or Lukas can't, due to anxiety over potential sex partners' reacting poorly to his body. Nor can he wear less than three layers, or take off his shirt at the beach.
* CastFullOfGay: Since it takes place in the queer LGBT community of Cologne.Cologne, nearly all the characters are gay, lesbian and trans. ''All'' of the main ones are.



* EasySexChange: Zig-zagged. We see the testosterone shots, exercise regimen, and binding Lukas puts himself through to present his gender the way he wants, and definitely the difficult issues Lukas has to deal with, but Lukas is played by a tall, muscular cisgender man with a baritone voice. It's also very interesting for a non-European viewer to see Lukas getting his transition covered by state health care. Many trans people in America are unable to transition hormonally or surgically because of the extensive cost, which is almost never covered even by private insurance plans. If Lukas were American it would be extremely unlikely he could afford transition at this point in his life.
* HotBlooded: Fabio.
* [[LadykillerInLove Maneater In Love]]: Fabio again.
* LipstickLesbian: All of them.
* LongingLook: The Movie.

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* DoNotCallMePaul: Lukas is repeatedly called "Miri" or "Miriam", his former names, to his annoyance, even by Iri, his best friend. He also gets called female a lot. In both cases, his objections are mostly ignored.
* EasySexChange: Zig-zagged.{{Zigzagged}}. We see the testosterone shots, exercise regimen, and binding Lukas puts himself through to present his gender the way he wants, and definitely the difficult issues Lukas has to deal with, but Lukas is played by a tall, muscular cisgender man with a baritone voice. It's also very interesting for a non-European viewer to see Lukas getting his transition covered by state health care. Many trans people in America are unable to transition hormonally or surgically because of the extensive cost, which is almost never covered even by private insurance plans. If Lukas were American it would be extremely unlikely he could afford transition at this point in his life.
* %%* HotBlooded: Fabio.
* %%* [[LadykillerInLove Maneater In Love]]: Fabio again.
* %%* LipstickLesbian: All of them.
* %%* LongingLook: The Movie.



* PlatonicLifePartners: Lukas and Ine.

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* %%* PlatonicLifePartners: Lukas and Ine.


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* TransRelationshipTroubles: Lukas is attracted to Fabio, who's gay like him, but afraid of being rejected since he's a trans man. [[spoiler:He's rejected initially, but eventually Fabio comes around.]]
* TransTribulations: Lukas is struggling with continued gender dysphoria as he hasn't completed his medical transition, and being called by his former names or female just drives it home even more.


* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Lukas and Sven get drunk and nearly hook up, but Lukas stops him and tells him he's trans. Sven laughs at him and says he's "never fucked a tr*nny before" and offers to put it in the front hole. Lukas does ''not'' take it well, and Sven disappears from the film afterwards.]]


Considered especially notable for its protagonist (films about FTM transsexuals are exceedingly rare, and gay [=FTMs=] unheard of) and the realism of his transition. Also, unlike many other films dealing with LGB and especially T subject matter, it takes a radical and nearly unprecedented turn [[spoiler: - it has a happy ending!]]

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Considered especially notable for its protagonist (films about FTM transsexuals trans men are exceedingly rare, and gay [=FTMs=] trans men unheard of) and the realism of his transition. Also, unlike many other films dealing with LGB and especially T subject matter, it takes a radical and nearly unprecedented turn [[spoiler: - it has a happy ending!]]


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* {{Transgender}}: Lukas is a trans man who's in transition, and hiding the fact because he fears Fabio won't like him if he's aware of it.


* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: At the very end, when [[spoiler: Lukas takes off his shirt post-chest surgery, and runs along the shore.]] Also the CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: At the very end, when [[spoiler: Lukas takes off his shirt post-chest surgery, and runs along the shore.]] Also the CrowningMomentOfAwesome.]]


* EasySexChange: Zig-zagged. We see the testosterone shots, exercise regimen, and binding Lukas puts himself through to present his gender the way he wants, and definitely the difficult issues Lukas has to deal with, but Lukas is played by a tall, muscular cisgender man with a baritone voice. It's also very interesting for a non-European viewer to see Lukas getting his transition covered by state health care. Many trans* people in America are unable to transition hormonally or surgically because of the extensive cost, which is almost never covered even by private insurance plans. If Lukas were American it would be extremely unlikely he could afford transition at this point in his life.

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* EasySexChange: Zig-zagged. We see the testosterone shots, exercise regimen, and binding Lukas puts himself through to present his gender the way he wants, and definitely the difficult issues Lukas has to deal with, but Lukas is played by a tall, muscular cisgender man with a baritone voice. It's also very interesting for a non-European viewer to see Lukas getting his transition covered by state health care. Many trans* trans people in America are unable to transition hormonally or surgically because of the extensive cost, which is almost never covered even by private insurance plans. If Lukas were American it would be extremely unlikely he could afford transition at this point in his life.

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[[caption-width-right:350:How do you love someone, if you don't show who you are?]]

Romeos (German: Romeos ...anders als du denkst!) is a 2011 film about Lukas, a trans man in the earlier stages of his transition. When he moves to Cologne to do his year of community service, he meets Fabio, a HotBlooded, promiscuous gay man. Fabio is everything Lukas wants to be - strong, tough, and completely free with his body. His admiration quickly becomes attraction, and Fabio himself is also drawn to the handsome, withdrawn Lukas. They begin to fall in love, but Lukas rejects his advances, believing that if Fabio finds out about his body it'll all be over. Meanwhile, Lukas tries to navigate testosterone shots, sexy parties, and keeping his secret; and generally makes life difficult for his best friend Ine, a lesbian without much luck in love who's tired of having to support Lukas through his transition without receiving any help in return. Will Lukas end up alone?

Considered especially notable for its protagonist (films about FTM transsexuals are exceedingly rare, and gay [=FTMs=] unheard of) and the realism of his transition. Also, unlike many other films dealing with LGB and especially T subject matter, it takes a radical and nearly unprecedented turn [[spoiler: - it has a happy ending!]]

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!!This film features examples of:

* AllGaysArePromiscuous: A source of angst considering this is a privilege Lukas does not have.
* AloneAmongTheCouples: A very sad scene.
* ArmoredClosetGay: Despite living a wild life and being well-known for it in his circle, Fabio lives with his parents and never brings any friends or lovers home in case they out him.
%% * BelligerentSexualTension
* CantHaveSexEver: Or wear less than three layers, or take off his shirt at the beach.
* CastFullOfGay: Since it takes place in the queer community of Cologne.
* DistaffCounterpart: Lukas witnesses a confident and beautiful trans woman (or drag queen) performing as an operatic soprano in spite of the mean-spirted, transphobic whispers about her.
* EasySexChange: Zig-zagged. We see the testosterone shots, exercise regimen, and binding Lukas puts himself through to present his gender the way he wants, and definitely the difficult issues Lukas has to deal with, but Lukas is played by a tall, muscular cisgender man with a baritone voice. It's also very interesting for a non-European viewer to see Lukas getting his transition covered by state health care. Many trans* people in America are unable to transition hormonally or surgically because of the extensive cost, which is almost never covered even by private insurance plans. If Lukas were American it would be extremely unlikely he could afford transition at this point in his life.
* HotBlooded: Fabio.
* [[LadykillerInLove Maneater In Love]]: Fabio again.
* LipstickLesbian: All of them.
* LongingLook: The Movie.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Lukas and Sven get drunk and nearly hook up, but Lukas stops him and tells him he's trans. Sven laughs at him and says he's "never fucked a tr*nny before" and offers to put it in the front hole. Lukas does ''not'' take it well, and Sven disappears from the film afterwards.]]
* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Ine and Fabio's beard.]]
* PlatonicLifePartners: Lukas and Ine.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The manager of the female dorm Lukas is initially assigned to, who understands and sympathizes with his problem.
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: At the very end, when [[spoiler: Lukas takes off his shirt post-chest surgery, and runs along the shore.]] Also the CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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