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The Birth of a Beautiful Butch

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On the day of her school pictures, Alex feels stuck with an appearance that doesn't fit right with her body. When she retreats into her mind, she is able to imagine the person she wants to be. Ultimately, she transcends the judgement of others through fashion in an authentic expression of herself.


ELENA HEUZÉ (she/they) is a queer androgynous actor who plays the role of Alex in The Birth of a Beautiful Butch. They were born in San Mateo, California. She grew up in Manila, Philippines; then moved to Los Angeles to study Psychology and pursue acting. She went to CalStateLA for her BA in Psychology, while also taking acting classes. While growing up in the Philippines, they attended a French school where they learned fluent French, while also learning the native language, Tagalog, at home. 


  • Runtime
    3 minutes
  • Director
    Gia-Rayne Harris
  • Screenwriter
    Andi Obarski
  • Producer
    Jocelyn Utting
  • Cast
    Elena Heuzé, Alice Kors, Dale Van Slyke, George Ayvazyan, Hugh Pierre Martin
  • Cinematographer
    Andi Obarski
  • Editor
    Jessica Petersen