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Our favorite comedian is back on the show with us, and this time.... she is a movie! Julia Scotti and director, Golden Globe nominee, Susan Sandler take the mics to tell us about their new documentary Julia Scotti: Funny That Way.
The film is the journey of 65-year-old transgender comedian Julia and the children she lost and found with comedy as their path to identity and healing. In the late 1990s, stand up comedian Rick Scotti was performing in comedy clubs across the country when he came to the realization that he was living a false and painful life. Rick’s awakening led him down the challenging road to a new identity as Julia Scotti. The consequences of her transition left Julia deserted by her family, friends, and comedy world colleagues. The film takes us through a path of acceptance and healing, and the unique way this family uses comedy to face their truth.
Today we talk to Julia and Susan about the making of the film, how to laugh and cry over the past, and the art of healing.
With co-host Brody Levesque.