Grace’s early years were spent in a disillusioned rage as she grappled with the fact she didn’t identify with her body, further complicated by the strain of her parents’ unhappy marriage. As a teenager, she struggled with drug addiction and depression, found punk rock and lost herself in the nihilism and anarchism which created the foundation for Against Me!.
With Against Me! came success not to mention the dissolute life of a rock star. The national stardom only further fueled Grace’s struggles with identity and addiction. And, finally in 2012 Grace went public with Rolling Stone magazine, and began her transition to Laura Jane Grace, leaving Thomas James Gabel behind forever.
Peppered throughout with Laura Jane’s never-before-published journal entries, which reach back to childhood, TRANNY is an intensely personal and revelatory look inside the sex, drugs, failed marriages, music, and soul of a punk rock icon.