The documentary examines the diversity of human sexual orientation and gender variance, touching on the importances of understanding nature vs. nurture.
With commentary by scientific experts and real life experiences from people all around the world, the film seeks to show us the science behind a person’s sexual preference.
One family in the movie introduces one of their children, Noah who is eight years old. Noah has a keen interest in girls clothing and dancing.
He enjoys making clothes and make-up dances to music. But an eight-year-old boy’s feminine activities are seen as not normal. Noah comes from a Mid-Western, conservative, Christian family where it is believed to be wrong for Noah to like and wear girl’s clothing.
His parents struggle with their son’s feminine side but soon come to the realization that he was in fact born this way and not their parenting.
Noah’s parents eventually decide to ignore other people’s beliefs and what the Bible has to say, they also changed their conservative beliefs that they were brought up with; it is more important to them that Noah is happy and having fun in his choices.
Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She and Noah’s story not only shows the science of someone’s sexual orientation happens before birth and is already predetermined while still in the womb.