With 2016 drawing to a merciful close, Netflix has announced one of the first additions to its lineup for the new year: “Growing Up Coy,” a documentary about the transgender six-year-old who launched the ongoing bathroom debate. Deadline broke the news.
“We’re very excited. The whole point of making this film was to try to make a difference in trans rights and trans youth rights,” director Eric Juhola told Deadline. “One of the ways to do that is for people to actually see the film and get an understanding of the transgender experience.” The film follows Coy Mathis, whose case received national attention and has become a pressing civil-rights issue.
“When we were doing our festival tour, we learned that coming to a screening in a public place can be very intimidating for transgender people,” continues Juhola. “So by being able to live-stream the film in their living rooms, it gives those who feel that way a safe place to view it, especially in states and countries where there are anti-transgender laws and discrimination.” “Growing Up Coy” will be available to stream on January 6; in the meantime, you can watch its trailer below.