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Dir. Doris Wishman
Doris Wishman was the most prolific female filmmaker in the history of the American cinema. Loved and reviled with equal vigour, Wishman had completed 30 films at the time of her death, primarily nudies, roughies, and other underground exploitation fare.
Let Me Die a Woman, produced towards the end of her peak period, may be the first commercial documentary on the subject of transsexualism, and the public response was incendiary, due to the graphic surgery scenes, her haphazard directing style, and the questionable treatment of her subjects and actors (which include Harry Reems and Vanessa De Rio in sequences lifted from her other films).
A sort of 'GLEN OR GLENDA' goes to Hell. Dr. Leo Wollman, "MD,
PHD, doctor, surgeon, psychologist, minister, and medical writer," lectures
us from cue cards, discusses dildos, and acts as tour guide through
a rather motley group of transsexuals, occasionally prodding them
with his pointer."