Orchids - My Intersex Adventure
Orchids – My Intersex Adventure

Film Title

Orchids - My Intersex Adventure


  • Saturday 08 October 14:30
  • All Tickets £10.00


60 mins

Director: Phoebe Hart Country: Australia
Writer: Phoebe Hart Original Format: DVCAM & HDV
Dir. of Photography: Phoebe Hart, Bonnie Hart Print Source: Hartflicker Moving Pictures
Producer: Phoebe Hart
Cast: Phoebe Hart, Bonnie Hart, James Davidson

Film Details

European Premiere

Official Selection Documentary

Short Synopsis:

Documentary filmmaker, Phoebe Hart, comes clean on a journey of self-discovery around her hidden intersex condition.


Orchids – My Intersex Adventure Phoebe Hart is in a relationship. She’s got a loving family, everything looks perfect - but everything is not how it seems. Phoebe has an intersex condition called androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS), which means that she was born half male, half female. Phoebe’s sister Bonnie has AIS too, but neither knew about the other’s condition, separated by age and their parents’ taboo of the topic. It wasn’t until she was 17 that Phoebe finally learnt the truth from her mother.

This documentary, filmed by Phoebe, follows her decision to come clean about who she is to her partner, and on her road-trip of self-discovery as she crosses Australia to connect with other intersex people. Deeply personal, the project is welcomed by her sister Bonnie, but it divides the family when their mother refuses to be a part of it. Further complications ensue as Phoebe and her husband come to terms with their infertility and the adoption procedure, and Bonnie finds a new boyfriend. The situation comes to a head when their mother eventually agrees to be interviewed. Will Phoebe finally find the answers to all her questions?

During the journey they meet many friends who also have got an intersex condition and share similar experiences. The sisters get closer to each other as they confront the family issues. But their parents still don’t want to talk about the subject. The sisters have to pause their journey.

Phoebe and her husband James want to start a family but have to cope with infertility and the physical and mental pressure of the adoption procedure.

Bonnie finds a new boyfriend and unexpectedly leaves town. The situation comes to a head when their mother eventually agrees to be interviewed. Will Phoebe finally find the answers to all her questions?

Marvin Shepherd

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