Explant

Tribeca Online Premieres

Online World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 76 MINUTES | English |

EXPLANT

Women, Politics

Over the past six decades, thousands of women across the globe have become sick with an amalgam of mysterious and severe autoimmune disease symptoms. The common denominator in many of their cases? Breast implants. One such woman is beloved singer and media personality, Michelle Visage (RuPaul’s Drag Race) who, here, allows the audience into her journey to find wellbeing via “explant” surgery to remove her implants. Along the way, she introduces us to other women, all experiencing similar but uniquely debilitating indicators that their implants are poisoning them.


In Jeremy Simmons’ (The Last Beekeeper) fast-paced yet meticulously researched film, we learn of the complicated and questionable history of the breast implant, the doctors who pioneered the technology and the bizarre extremes to which enhancements have sometimes gone, often against the wishes of the women going under the knife. With Visage’s vulnerable and empowering story anchoring the film, Explant is a fascinating and often dismaying portrait of what many consider to be a dirty industry that is ruining the lives of millions of women. —Liza Domnitz

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jeremy Simmons

Jeremy Simmons has created, directed, and produced over 100 hours of documentary and reality programming, including the Emmy® Award-winning documentary, The Last Beekeeper, the Sundance Channel, GLAAD award winning docu-series, Transgeneration, and the upcoming limited series Homemade Astronauts, a Discovery+ original about everyday people, shooting for the stars.

Director
Jeremy Simmons
Producer
Jeremy Simmons, Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey
Cinematographer
Stas Tagios
Editor
Jeremy Simmons
Executive Producer
Michelle Visage, David Case
Add'l Credit 1
Natalia James
Add'l Credit 2
Kit Gordon

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Tribeca Film Festival
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Phone: 212 941 4000
kharvey@tribecafilm.com
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