He Fucked the Girl Out of Me

  • Taylor McCue
  • United States
  • 2022
  • 25 min
  • Digital
  • World Premiere
  • DocLab: Nervous Systems, IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

When Ann, a trans person, sees the costs of her transition skyrocketing, she gets drawn into sex work—with traumatizing consequences. In this interactive story, part retro-style game, part graphic novel, she describes how events unfold. The viewer uses arrow keys to influence the movements of the pixelated two-dimensional figures, and walk through the virtual nightclub, for example, or talk to people.

The impact of her bad sexual experience is described in part two, in which Ann uses onscreen text to clearly describe the gamut of emotions it unleashed. We discover just how extensive the sexual trauma is when she explains her descent into depression, and her inability to talk with her mother.


  • 25 min
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Subtitles in: English
Taylor McCue
Taylor McCue
Screening copy
Taylor McCue

IDFA history

World Premiere
DocLab: Nervous Systems
IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

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