The Resource Fifth estate, John/Joan, co-production with CBC Winnipeg ; producer/director, Morris Karp

Fifth estate, John/Joan, co-production with CBC Winnipeg ; producer/director, Morris Karp

Label
Fifth estate, John/Joan
Title
Fifth estate
Title part
John/Joan
Statement of responsibility
co-production with CBC Winnipeg ; producer/director, Morris Karp
Title variation
  • Remarkable story of John/Joan
  • John/Joan
Contributor
Director
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eight-month-old baby John was the victim of an accident during circumcision which left him with almost no penis. The next year, when he was almost two, the family brought him to Dr. John Money at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, who advised them to have his testicles surgically removed. The theory was that John could be brought up as a girl--that nurture rather than nature created sexual identity, a theory that had gained some acceptance in the 60s. Following the doctor's advice, the family renamed him Joan, dressed him in frilly dresses and treated him like a little girl. However, beneath the curls and dresses, John/Joan was miserable in his female persona. His twin brother recalls that he was never "feminine." Yet Dr. Money published a report on the success of this particular sex assignment. When he was an adolescent John learned the truth about his birth. Angry at his fate, he made several suicide attempts and refused to continue to see Dr. Money. Now in his 30s, he has put his life back together, having undergone reconstructive surgery that enables him to have a normal sex life. This unique film also includes interviews with professionals involved with psychosexual development
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Linden MacIntyre, Victor Malarek, Francine Pelletier, Trish Wood, hosts
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Karp, Morris
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gender identity
  • Gender transition
  • Sex differences (Psychology)
  • Generative organs
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Fifth estate, John/Joan, co-production with CBC Winnipeg ; producer/director, Morris Karp
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 07, 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2363890/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (30 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1081433692
Video recording format
other
Label
Fifth estate, John/Joan, co-production with CBC Winnipeg ; producer/director, Morris Karp
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 07, 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2363890/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (30 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1081433692
Video recording format
other

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