XY Chelsea

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After instigating the largest of leak of secrets in US history - when she disclosed 750,000 documents to Wikileaks - ex-soldier and trans woman Chelsea Manning was supposed to spend most of the rest of her life behind bars in an all-male military prison. But on January 17 2017, President Barack Obama commuted her sentence, in an unprecedented and controversial move that divided the United States and the world. XY Chelsea follows Chelsea Manning as she leaves prison after seven years inside, and begins a new life, whilst at the same time having to deal with the far-reaching consequences of her past - the historic leaks that lead to her prison sentences, the unintended celebrity status that is thrust on her as one of the world's most notorious whistleblowers, and transitioning to become the woman she has always known herself to be.


  • Chelsea Manning
  • Nancy Hollander
  • Vincent J. Ward
  • Chase Strangio
  • Lisa Rein
  • Christina DiPasquale
  • Susan Manning
  • Janus Kopfstein
  • Kelly Wright

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May 29, 2019

Regardless of how someone might feel about what she’s done, XY Chelsea will definitely give you some insight into why she did it and maybe will help inform a better understanding of what’s going on behind the scenes in these long, awful wars that America keeps getting into.

Metacritic review by Lorry Kikta
Lorry Kikta
Film Threat
May 9, 2019

The filmmaker seems to have been granted unprecedented access to both Manning and to the people around her, and he uses this natural, unforced intimacy to present a fragmented portrait of a person attempting to readapt to a society in which they never particularly learned how to fit.

Metacritic review by Keith Uhlich
Keith Uhlich
The Hollywood Reporter
May 9, 2019

This is a very difficult personal narrative to try to digest and make sense of, but at least XY Chelsea makes for a start on this, even if it cannot approach anything definitive on her singular story.

Metacritic review by Dan Callahan
Dan Callahan