Open is a 2011 American drama film, written and directed by Jake Yuzna. The film was produced by Narrative Films and released by Ariztical Entertainment in North America on September 27, 2011.
The story centers around two intertwined love stories starring real queer, trans, pandrogynous individuals as they explore new forms of love, sex, and gender emerging at the dawn of the new millennium.
Premiering at the Berlin Film Festival in 2010, Open became the first American film to win the Teddy Jury Prize at the Teddy Award. The film also won Best Narrative Film at the TLV Festival in Tel Aviv Israel, Best Performance at Newfest, as well as having the Jake Yuzna named a Four in Focus filmmaker at Outfest. Much of the film was inspired by the artist and musician Genesis P-Orridge, who served as creative consultant on the film and is included in a post screening dialog with Jake Yuzna at New Museum available as a DVD bonus feature on the North American release.
The Detroit based music duo Adult (band) created an original score for the film.
When the young hermaphrodite Cynthia (Gaea Gaddy) meets Gen (Tempest Crane) and Jay (Jendeen Forberg), a couple recovering from plastic surgery, she learns of Pandrogyny, in which two people merge their facial features in order to reflect their evolution from separate identities into one unified entity.