Release year: 2009
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Mark Farley and his twin brother Alex Farley were born and raised in Montana, a place where people who are different are not always welcomed -- something they discovered after they went public with their homosexuality when they were in their early teens.
Coming out damaged Mark and Alex's relationship with their divorced parents (especially their mother Jenny Farley, who may have issues with her own sexuality), and made them the target of bullies and pedophiles, which led them to consider killing themselves.
Now grown men, Mark and Alex agreed to participate with filmmakers Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills and Todd Sills in making a documentary about their lives, and Red Without Blue captures them at a time when the brothers are both still coming to terms with their identities.
Mark, an art student, is in the midst of his first lasting relationship with another man, while Alex has chosen to live as a woman, adopting the name Claire and considering a sex change operation.
The twins are attempting to mend their relationships with their parents, while Mark wonders if Alex's transsexuality may be an effort to distance himself from his family and sibling. Red Without Blue won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival.