WHERE IS THE LIE? (Slamdance 2023) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Where Is The Lie? is a vibrant bubblegum-colored dramedy about transphobia and social media based – shockingly – on a real-life story that went viral on Twitter. Filipino director Quark Henares knows a lot about how to make a film pop. The extraordinary performance of EJ Jallorina, a trans actress, is the heart and soul of the movie. A well-known child star in the Philippines, much of Jallorina’s life has played out in public, with significant personal milestones all taking place under the public eye. She surely knows first hand the power and pressure of social media on young trans women in this region.

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