Actors Paul Reubens, Gerri Halliwell, and Tatum O’Neal will join a host of transgender actors in an animated film about Oliver, a transgender fish prince destined to be queen.
Queer filmmaker JB Ghuman, Jr.’s The Crown With A Shadow is based on the real-world Pink Skunk clownfish.
The amazing tropical fish swims in schools headed by a large dominant female with a secondary male “breeder” fish that is larger than all the other males. When the ruling female dies, the breeder fish turns into a female and the next largest male steps up the fish hierarchy to become her companion.
“I’m a science junky and when I first learned about the Pink Skunk Fish and how its colony is headed by an alpha female that actually morphs from its original male body, it reminded me of the celebration of identity we are experiencing today in our own species,” Ghuman said.