Watch an exclusive clip from the film '52 Tuesdays' released on iTunes today

June 30, 2015

Starting today, the film 52 Tuesdays, directed by Sophie Hyde, is available on iTunes. Filmed in Australia, 52 Tuesdays tells the story of 16-year-old Billie as her parent announces plans to transition and their relationship becomes limited to spending Tuesdays together.

The film had its U.S. Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award. A previous screening of the film in New York City included a Q&A with Hyde, conducted in part by GLAAD's Senior Strategist of Transgender Media, Dani Heffernan.

In an interview with Claire Pires, GLAAD's Video & News Strategist, Hyde spoke about how 52 Tuesdays came about. The film, which was shot only on Tuesdays for an entire year, developed as part of a collaboration between Hyde and co-writer, Matt McCormack. The duo wanted to find characters that "embodied the promise of change" and "were familiar but not necessarily people who we see a lot of on screen." With these two ideas, Hyde and McCormack created characters Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) and James (Del Herbert-Jane) and delved into their journey of discovering who they are and what they want.

Read GLAAD's interview with director Sophie Hyde here, and watch an exclusive clip from 52 Tuesdays below.