My Uncle Gloria (M.U.G.) the book is a memoir chronicling my life with addiction, heartbreak, and testing the bounds of the law all set on the back drop up the emergence of my Uncle Butch, known know as my Uncle Gloria. The documentary, Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride, supplements the rebirth of my relationship with my Uncle Gloria, as well as preludes the trials to come.
A new twist on transgender life, Uncle Gloria is a darkly funny film full of drama and family fireworks about the macho owner of an auto wrecking company in Florida who goes into hiding from the law as a woman setting off a bizarre journey of self discovery. Undergoing a risky sex change operation, Gloria becomes a dominatrix, a transgender activist and finds a gender-bending love all while trying to reconcile with her dysfunctional family. This stranger than fiction tale was among a handful of films selected for a Film Independent Documentary Fellowship.