I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me is a full-length documentary about the life of Brian Belovitch, who in the 1980s, as a trans woman named Tish, was one of New York’s most famous downtown divas. “Tish was a glamorous busty lusty Fellini-esque beauty, cabaret chanteuse, party and good time girl,” says journalist Michael Musto, in the film. Then, after more than a decade as Tish, she transitioned back to Brian. Now in his sixties, Brian’s iterations include army wife and loving husband; sex worker; club performer; actor; author; AIDS survivor and playwright. Today, he’s a substance abuse counselor for the LGBTQ community. His unique odyssey is a moving and thought-provoking look at gender identity.
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Robert J. Barnhart
Karen Bernstein, Nevie Owens, Picture Box Productions
Scott Sinkler, Deborah Eve Lewis, Mike Nicholson
Brian Belovitch, Tish, Jim Russell, Gloria Walker, Michael Musto
Associate Producer: Tobin Levy, Consulting Producer: Mitch Schultz, DI Editor/ Colorist: Parke Gregg, Post Production Supervisor: Allison Turrell, Dialogue Editor/ re-recording mixer: Lyman Hardy