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Kansas City’s AMC Theatres cancels screenings of gender detransitioning film

Kansas City-based AMC Theatres has cancelled plans to show a film about young people who have detransitioned after having hormone therapy and surgeries to purportedly “affirm their gender identity.” The company has also removed all mention of the film from its website.

No Way Back: The Reality of Gender-Affirming Care” was set for initial release on June 21 in dozens of theaters across the country. Producers of the film, who include Democrats and people from the LGBT community, said AMC caved to the pressure of a deplatforming campaign by a transgender group called the Queer Trans Project, which has not had access to view the full film.

“NO WAY BACK,” takes a non-religious, non-political, and non-ideological look on the subject of gender-affirmative medical practices, the risks and side effects of cross-sex hormones, surgeries, and the long-term health implications of gender medicalization. It’s also produced by Democrats and other liberals who have had a change of heart concerning the issue.

“The ‘QT Project’s’ inference of detransitioning as ‘conversion therapy’ is a weak, underhanded attempt to conflate detransitioning with that despicable and sometimes devastating practice of the past,” according to a statement from Deplorable Films, the distributor of “No Way Back.” “It might be worth noting here that an infamously repressive theocracy on the other side of the globe where ‘gender-affirming’ surgery is the only option given to gay men and women who may otherwise be executed under law.”

Along with medical professionals, the film features five young people who have detransitioned. One person in the film, a 26-year-old man named Abel, spoke to “The Daily Wire” about his transition to female as a teenager and then his detransition.


“I would tell anyone who wants to transition, especially the young boys who think life would be easier because they are the perfect image of a masculine male, that the transition will not save them,” he said. “It would actually destroy their lives. Actually, take a step back and think about this for a while,. And even if that is what they think they want, the actual negative side effects, nobody will tell you.”

A young woman named Laura who appears in “No Way Back” said she took a high dose of testosterone and removed her healthy breasts by way of a double mastectomy before de-transitioning at 22 years old.

“I’m a very vocal advocate of complete bans for transition procedures for minors, both medical and social, because children are not developed,” she said. “They do not have the brains or bodies to be able to make long-term decisions about their reproductive and sexual health, and they just are not able to consent to these long-term procedures.”

“No Way Back,” although now canceled at AMC Theatres, is still streaming and available on DVD, the film’s website says.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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