A truly major work, I Don’t Know observes the relationship between a lesbian and a transgender person who prefers to be identified somewhere in between male and female, in an expression of personal ambiguity suggested by the film’s title. This nonfiction film—an unusual, partly staged work of semi-verité—is the first of Spheeris’s films to fully embrace what would become her characteristic documentary style: probing, intimate, uncompromising.
Director: Penelope Spheeris.
Writer: Penelope Spheeris.
Stars: Jimmie Michaels, Dana Reuben, Andy Spheeris, Linda Spheeris.