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Our dad, Danielle (with Q&A)

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This is the story of Daneille Joy "DJ" Healey, a world-renowned patent attorney in Sugar Land, Texas who, at 57, came out as a trans woman and is now navigating LGBTQ+ issues, as she and her family challenge the idea of what modern love looks like.


DJ and Becky Healey met and fell in love in the 80s. A wildly successful lawyer and social butterfly wife, they were best friends from the moment they met. To the outside world, they had it all, but DJ was hiding a secret behind a beard, a big personality, and fancy suits. DJ was a woman. DJ was Danielle.


In 2017 DJ is finally ready to come out. How would this transition affect her 30-year marriage to Becky, their two daughters, and her prestigious law career in the vortex of Texas conservatism? As the political landscape evolves and Danielle's world expands, she integrates into the LGBTQ+ community, using her legal prowess to help fight for the rights of her trans and queer community.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    01:36:20
  • Language
    English, Spanish
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Sarah King
  • Screenwriter
    Sarah King
  • Producer
    Sarah King, Leah Judge
  • Cast
    Danielle Joy "DJ" Healey, Becky Healey, Sarah Healey, Sasha Simmon, Jeri Ann Young, Anadrea Molina