Monday, June 21, 2021

Jazz Musician Billy Tipton Was 'No Ordinary Man'


The long-overduue documentary about the mysterious Billy Tipton is finally here.

American jazz musician Billy Tipton developed a reputable touring and recording career in the mid-20th century, along with his band The Billy Tipton Trio. After his death in the late '80s, it was revealed that Tipton was assigned female at birth, and his life was swiftly reframed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. The genre-defying documentary NO ORDINARY MAN seeks to correct that misrepresentation by collaborating with trans artists. As they collectively celebrate Tipton’s story as a musician living his life according to his own terms, they paint a portrait of a trans culture icon.

Watch the trailer BELOW.


Edgar_Carpenter said...

I'd love to see a good documentary about Murray Hall, too. I used to eat at Sammy's Noodle Shop downstairs from where he had lived with his wife and daughter on 6th Avenue, near the old Jefferson Market courthouse.

j said...

This loos like a good one

barryearle said...

I tried to rent it but it can't be rented "in my territory," whatever the fuck that means.