(Just as a heads up, there's some nudity in the trailer)
As I was perusing Netflix's selection of Spanish-language movies on instant-watch, I came across XXY.
To briefly explain the title, XXY is a chromosomal variation known as Klinefelter's syndrome. Typically, XY is the chromosome that creates males, while XX creates females. (As far as sex organs go.) XXY is a variation for males that can result in smaller testicles and reduced fertility (some men get the extra chromosome and don't have Klinefelter's syndrome). When babies are born with sex-chromosome variations, parents are often pushed into deciding a gender for that child. So while XXY is a chromosomal variation for males, some parents decide or are coerced into raising their children female because it is assumed that without larger male sex organs, the child will not be able to live "normally" as a male. Unsurprisingly, this is often an uninformed or bad decision.
I really enjoyed it. I don't know a lot about intersex people, other than what I've read on wikipedia and in Jeffrey Eugenide's novel, Middlesex (which I also recommend). I think this movie did a really good job at showing that holding onto gender stereotypes deeply is an oversimplification of how gender works as well as really dangerous. Alex, the main character in the movie lives in a small sea-side town in Uruguay with her parents. The movie centers around a visit that a famous surgeon, his wife, and teenage son make to Alex's house. The surgeon appear to be understanding at the beginning of the movie, but turn out to be strong advocates of the gender binary. Alex's parents are much more caught in-between wanting Alex to live a "normal" life, and realize that adopting one gender or the other is not an easy choice. The friendship that develops between Alex and Alvaro, the surgeon's son, is really interesting as well.
I think it was a very well done movie (Argentinian cinema is pretty baller), and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in gender or the rights of intersex people. (There are subtitles, don't fret.)