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The Gender Code

My Name is Luka, I'm 28 years old, irish and gender feminine. I've spent the last 6 years writing, animating and producing a documentary that looks at the bigger picture of gender and sexuality in a fresh way.

There is an expanding culture of people emerging, who for the first time in history are starting to have the resources to explore their identities (transgender, fluid, non- binary, etc.) Effectively and more recently, a huge number of men are exploring their attraction to us.
The reality is we have very limited language, education or precedents to understand or navigate people's identities and preferences. Everyday I check my mail or my Grindr account receiving a shocking amount of messages from men who say they are discovering trans girls / feminine males, and they can't openly acknowledge this. A lot of times this shame turns to them sexually objectifying us. This invisibility, and lack of education is extremely painful and urgent. I will do anything to get my message out there. It is my dream to start a conversation and bring education to the invisible.

I really believe that all human beings have the ability to love someone of the same sex, and that gender can take many forms. humanity is more of a spectrum, rather than gay or straight. We've been divided by an illusion of "Gay and Straight" and there is a lot of lost potential. Our current language is outdated and was written a long time ago by people who may not have had the reality of everyone in mind. People are crying out for a regeneration of thinking. I really feel we are at the very early stages of a revolution.

Looking at our past, present and our future, the gender code acts as a map to help navigate this emerging reality. It's an intensely researched, non biased, guide of the bigger picture of gender and sexuality through my experiences and observations. I would like to think it takes a fresh unique look at the entire reality of what we know as LGBTQ and brings things into a 21st century perspective, departing from traditional oppressive thinking and effectively expanding everyones potential.

(available in full crystal HD on request)

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  • Luka Keating
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  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Virtual Reality, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    gender, sexuality, scifi, lgbt, transgender, neon, 2020, 2019, drama, animation, gay, trans, lgbtq, glbtqi, documentary, fluid, nonbinary, bisexual, lesbian, spectrum, science, futuristic, magic, intense
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 57 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2019
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Director Biography - Luka Keating

I'm Luka, Im 28, From Ireland, I love most creative ideas, new thinking and cool things.

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Director Statement

I'm Luka, I'm the person in the video, I'm 28 years old, I am gender feminine, (meaning my gender feelings and expressions are on the more feminine side of the spectrum. My biological sex is male and I am proud and ok with that. I don't feel I have dysphoria with my genitals, rather I have dysphoria with society's outdated customs and expectations of what / how and who people should all dress behave and love, based on our biological sex. (weather we have an innie or an outie, should not define our life paths!