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Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman plays a man who wants to be a woman. Really challenging role for this housewife. As transsexual Bree, "she" has a problem – a son. As the two take a road trip back west, Bree hides the truth from who she is, and who she was.

Bree is the star in her own right while debunking any stereotypes of transsexuals. She is simple, conservative and has only one objective in her mind... her operation.

The movie doesn't focus much on the gender-hopping and internal struggles. Instead, it is a rather superficial and comic portrait of this dysfunctional family. It was a pity her son Toby's (Kevin Zegers) confused identity as a prostitute and sexually abused child was just a touch-and-go.

Huffman is worthy of her Golden Globe as she tackles the role with her vocal inflections and convincing performance, though I would have preferred much a whole guy to act the role. My gut feeling is that she should go home with the Golden Man, unless the panel favours the all American sweetheart Reese Witherspoon.

Take look at the Oscar hot favorites. Brokeback – Gay. Capote – Gay. Transamerica – Transsexual. Is this the year of the minority? The Oscars may beg to differ.

Transamerica - Flawed story, but our Desperate Housewife keeps it strong and going

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