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Film / Two 4 One

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Published in 2014, Two 4 One is a rom-com indie movie notable for having a transgender romantic lead and being set in Canada, not just filmed there. It's also the first feature-length film by genderqueer director Maureen Bradley. Here's the official webpage.

Two 4 One contains examples of:

  • Ambiguously Jewish: Miriam has a Hebrew name (matching Adam’s no less) and theres a brief moment where one of the trinkets of her children’s decor collection appears to be a Nazar.
  • Babies Ever After:
  • Bilingual Bonus: When practicing her French, Franny occasionally personalizes the phrases instead of repeating them verbatim, leading to sweet statements about her family.
    "Je vous présente... ma fils.”
  • Blatant Lies: Adam tells his boss he got a flat tire, while at home applying for different jobs.
  • But I Can't Be Pregnant!: While possible in real life, Adam’s improbable pregnancy never directly involves certain flesh and blood anatomy.
  • Canadian = Hockey Fan: Downplayed example of Adam and the locals who invite him to a game.
  • Cool Old Lady: Franny and her laid-back lifestyle.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Played for laughs in the opening scene when Adam’s using a long measuring stick to demonstrate mattress sag.
    "…four or five [inches] is considered normal. It’s a little disappointing, I guess, but it’s normal."
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  • Easy Sex Change: Thoroughly averted, being an unfortunate truth in television as well as a major part of the plot. Adam is shown struggling with dysphoria, coming out, and medical red tape as well as the financial costs of hormones and saving up for bottom surgery with a minimum wage job and no health insurance benefits. Thanks, Mattress King!
  • Homosexual Reproduction: Thanks to the presumably cis sperm donor and Adam being a trans man, the twins technically have two dads.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: Presumed-infertile Adam gets pregnant and baby crazy Miriam suffers a miscarriage.
  • Mr. Seahorse: A rare realistic example.
  • Old Friend, New Gender: Complete with a “Did I hit on you?” moment.
  • Straw Vegetarian: Specific diets and the people who follow them are poked fun at. An especially comedic scene is when Adam starts coming out to his co-workers and one assumes the important thing he has to tell them is he's a vegan.
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  • They Do: As expected of a rom-com!
  • Trans Equals Gay: Averted, Adam’s always liked girls.
  • Visual Innuendo: Some of the flower arrangements at Franny’s house have a certain… ovarian look.


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