Such accidentally found little-known movies are always looking at own risk, but the risk is only for the chance to discover something worthwhile. So what happened to the drama «XXY»? The provocative story - the story of fifteen years Alex who is physically is girl and boy at the same time, she stood at the crossroads of parents, and a male teenager, whose meeting with Alex becomes possibly fatal in terms of self-determination - in this film served piercing and at the same time sensitively. The director does not shock the viewer and not cause him pain, and even cruelty, narrow-mindedness and intolerance of others are not in the first place, although it is present.
Lucía Puenzo treats many other issues: from the awareness of a teenager's sexuality to the relationship between fathers and children - but chief among them is the problem of freedom of choice and freedom in general. The main character Alex - little vulnerable on the background of wild wolf, salted Argentina's nature as a truly free person every day by her action she seeks to break the shell of prejudice, stereotypes, pressure society fears of parents and break out of the constraining framework of her so-called "abnormalities". But the fact of the matter is that she is crazy just for the wary neighbors of the old school, thugs children, and a plastic surgeon, eager to quickly "remove her all superfluous," as he himself seems to be removed, cut out hearts with the coolness butcher love to his own son.
Alex faces a choice: to become a woman or a man. She was tired of pills. She was tired of hiding. She was tired of ridicule. She was tired of oppressive need to choose. She falls in love with the guy, but sex with him as a guy. And then begin to blur frames, borders, postulates canons.
Alvaro fell in love with Alex. Alex fell in love with Alvaro. But it is too complicated and difficult for them. It is hard to realize everything that happens and to make a choice. And it all rests in the selection.
Alex decides to open her secret and move on freely, without making a choice. Maybe not yet making a choice until she hits a person, for which chooses only one side of her.
Around Alex there are people who are able through very thin, but still exists misunderstanding glass to see her inner and outer beauty, strong, rebellious nature. One of them is father, ready to destroy everything for his child. Her father's love and support make Alex free from the shackles of having to make choices not free, contrary to her merits.
Such accidentally found little-known movies are always looking at own risk, but the risk is only for the chance to discover something worthwhile.