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Venus of Mars
by Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio
June 2, 2004
"Venus of Mars" began as a movie about Venus and her band "All the Pretty Horses." But documentary film-maker Emily Goldberg says in time it became a film about Venus and Lynnette's long marriage. (Image courtesy of Venus of Mars (photographer Dan Chick) )
All the Pretty Horses is one of the few rock bands in the upper midwest that includes transgender members. It was founded by Venus, a transgender musician and visual artist from Duluth. Venus' provocative presence on stage and in public forces people to consider what it means to be transgender. That presence can now be seen on the big screen in a new documentary from Twin Cities filmmaker Emily Goldberg, entitled "Venus of Mars."
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