Magazine article Screen International

Mk2 Moves into TV with Transgender Drama 'Pink Flamingo'

Magazine article Screen International

Mk2 Moves into TV with Transgender Drama 'Pink Flamingo'

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EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company launches first TV drama.

On the eve of MIPTV (April 3-6), Paris-based mk2 films has acquired world sales rights to TV drama series Pink Flamingo, about a transgender man who returns to his native France after a 12-year absence to help track down his missing father.

The French-language series - written by Raphaëlle Roudaut and Virginie Sauveur [pictured] - revolves around Jules Rivière, who heads home after undergoing gender transformation surgery in Berlin and Montreal.

His sudden appearance upsets his already fragile family balance, not least because he was a young woman called Julie the last time his relatives saw him.

The series follows Jules' search for his father, at the same time exploring what led to his decision to undergo gender transformation surgery. In the backdrop, he struggles with French bureaucracy as he tries to update his passport to take into account his new gender. He then discovers he is pregnant.

"We're thrilled to be making our first foray into television fiction with a series of this calibre and one that also fits perfectly with our lineup of films, and most notably those of Xavier Dolan," said mk2 managing director Juliette Schrameck. …

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