In the movie 52 Tuesdays, a teenage girl wrestles with the shocking revelation that her mother has decided to become a man, and that their contact will be limited until the transformation is complete.
Sixteen year old Billie has always enjoyed a healthy relationship with her mother.
Upon learning that the woman who raised her now plans to become a man, Billie does her best to be understanding as she is sent to live with her father for a full year.
During that time, Billie and her mother agree to meet once a week.
Meanwhile, Billie secretly begins to explore her own budding sexuality with a pair of older classmates.
Sophie Hyde’s directorial debut, 52 Tuesdays, is a one of a kind film. The fascinating aspect of this intimate story is also the unique form representing the chronology of the story, as it was shot every Tuesday for 52 consecutive weeks. The filmmakers had set themselves the same rule, that they could only shoot on Tuesdays up until midnight and only consecutively, so whatever filmed on that day is what happens in the story on that day. The writers, Matthew Cormack and Sophie Hyde, created the structure first before they decided on character and story. Led by the very real performances of the collaborators playing the mother, “James” (Del Herbert-Jane) and teenage daughter “Billie” (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), the actors, all non-professional, were given the script one week at a time and only given the scenes that they were in. Consequently, the audience is also invited to experience this narrative alongside the characters and actors.