Recent News

CNN Video Interview with T Cooper

November 20, 2019

Watch VIDEO about T Cooper and MAN MADE HERE. Read Review of MAN MADE by Brian Lowry HERE.

The Guardian on MAN MADE

November 18, 2019

Filmmaker T Cooper has used the world’s only all-trans bodybuilding competition as the window into a kaleidoscope of trans male stories. FULL STORY/INTERVIEW from The Guardian HERE.

The Art of Resistance

November 17, 2019

Check out this rad, in-depth, two-part INTERVIEW with T Cooper and MAN MADE subjects Mason Caminiti, Dominic Chilko, and Kennie Story on Toronto’s CIUT 95.5 radio show, “The Art of Resistance.” T Cooper Interview (Ep. 407) can be heard HERE. Dom, Kennie, and Mason Interview (Ep. 406) HERE.

Film Threat

November 13, 2019

Review of MAN MADE feature documentary HERE.

T Cooper on KPFK (L.A.) Radio

November 12, 2019

T Cooper talks with Scott Turner Schofield and Chloe Corcoran about the genesis of MAN MADE, plus updates on the film’s subjects–on IMRU on KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles. Click HERE to listen to the full interview (from 21:25-35:30).

Rainbow Country Podcast Interview

Podcast interview with MAN MADE Director T Cooper on Rainbow Country (CIUT 89.5 Toronto). FULL Interview HERE (T Cooper segment: 02:25-26:25)

Another Man Magazine (UK)

November 11, 2019

T Cooper tells Another Man about his directorial debut, Man Made – a documentary about the world’s only all-transgender bodybuilding competition, Trans FitCon. FULL STORY HERE.

Vanity Fair

September 13, 2019

Pose‘s Rise, Transparent‘s Bittersweet Finale, and the State of Transgender Representation on TV (T Cooper, Our Lady J, Brian Michael Smith, Alexandra Billings, and more interviewed). FULL STORY HERE.

Harper’s Magazine

June 11, 2019

T Cooper, Michelle Tea, Garth Greenwell, Eileen Myles, Alex Chee and more on the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. Read T Cooper’s “That But Not That,” or find the full Forum HERE.

The New Yorker

November 28, 2018

MAN MADE, a film about transgender bodybuilders, upends the traditional documentary gaze. Rachel Lipstein on Director T Cooper and the New York City premiere of Man Made. FULL STORY HERE.

Trans Hollywood

September 19, 2018

How trans writers are changing Hollywood’s script. MAN MADE‘s T Cooper and Janet Mock in THE WRAP (FULL STORY HERE).

Mother Jones

August 20, 2018

Camp Lost Boys: “It was one of the most special times in my life; it was just unreal.” AN ESSAY by T Cooper in Mother Jones magazine. FULL STORY HERE.

Emory University News

July 15, 2018

Bestselling author T Cooper joins Emory University faculty. READ STORY HERE.

The Hollywood Reporter REVIEW of MAN MADE

“Intimate… touching… an affecting portrait of four transgender men… [with] a traditional sports movie climax.” –The Hollywood Reporter on MAN MADE. Read full REVIEW HERE.

Mother Jones goes Backstage at the World’s Only All-Trans Bodybuilding Competition

MOTHER JONES interviews T Cooper about his new feature documentary MAN MADE. STORY HERE.

The Advocate on Téa Leoni & MAN MADE

July 14, 2018

THE ADVOCATE on Téa Leoni and T Cooper teaming up to Explore Trans Bodies/Trans Lives: Bodybuilders — and metamorphoses — are at the center of the fascinating new doc MAN MADE. STORY HERE.

Daily Beast on MAN MADE Documentary

The Daily Beast goes deep inside the world’s only all-trans bodybuilding contest, with a feature on MAN MADE, and interview with Director T Cooper. STORY HERE.

Entertainment Weekly Exclusive Teaser

April 19, 2018

EW releases EXCLUSIVE first-look at T Cooper’s feature documentary MAN MADE. Plus interview with Director T Cooper and EP Téa Leoni. STORY HERE.

Atlanta Magazine on documentary MAN MADE

Atlanta Magazine Q&A with Director T Cooper about his forthcoming feature documentary MAN MADE. Check it out and catch a teaser from the film HERE.

TODAY Show w/Megyn Kelly (Pt. 1)

March 12, 2018

T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper discuss love and CHANGERS on The Today Show with Megyn Kelly. Watch Part One of the live appearance HERE.

TODAY Show w/Megyn Kelly (Pt. 2)

T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper discuss love and CHANGERS on The Today Show with Megyn Kelly. Watch Part Two of the live appearance HERE.

Sundance Institute

February 4, 2018

MAN MADE documentary receives Sundance Documentary Film Program grant!

Mother Jones

April 24, 2017

Authors pick books that bring solace and understanding in a time of rancor. Check out T Cooper’s suggested Resistance Reading in Mother Jones.


January 24, 2017

Check out the New York Times on CHANGERS, Empathy in YA Literature, and authors T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper. Link to full story HERE.

Changers headed to TV!

January 26, 2016

Lionsgate TV and Superb Entertainment have optioned CHANGERS for television, with authors T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper to write the series. Check it out in DEADLINE.

The Guardian

T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper on Identity, and ticking the box that says “Other” in The Guardian

Oprah Magazine

October 7, 2015

T Cooper on Women, Men and Sex in O: The Oprah Magazine (October 2015 issue).

T Cooper on ATL Rapper Tyler Gartzman

March 4, 2015

T Cooper spends some time in the studio with up & coming Atlanta rapper Tyler Gartzman, whose new video “Since ’06” features Trinidad James and is produced by 808 Mafia’s Chris Fre$h.

Read the full story on THE RUMPUS.

Esquire Magazine

April 2, 2015

T Cooper on Women & Men in a special section in Esquire Magazine (April 2015). Check out T’s take on “Crazy Bitch” HERE.

T on Public Radio

February 26, 2015

PRX, Public Radio Exchange offers “Separation of Church and Coffee,” T Cooper’s exploration of 21st Century Christianity through the lens of… coffee:


On the radio… T Cooper does Coffee & Christ

December 21, 2014

In this new radio segment, T Cooper explores the Christian coffee shop phenomenon in the famously bible-minded city of Knoxville, Tennessee. Stream or download for free on iTunes here:


Doing The Hard Work Of Becoming A ‘Real Man’

November 2, 2014

Poet/journalist Saeed Jones discusses masculinity and T Cooper’s Real Man Adventures on NPR’s All Things Considered.
(Part of an NPR special series on men in America)

Radio Interview w/T Cooper on MikeyPod

January 8, 2015

Here’s a fun, free-form conversation between T and musician Michael Harren, about a lot of things. Check it out HERE:


Or listen to the podcast right now here.

T Cooper on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live

September 25, 2014

Change the World

December 8, 2014

These 48 Trans Women and Men Changed the World

Check out T Cooper’s portrait in the Transtextuality (Senate Bill 48) series by painter Katie Herzog, which was recently acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The PEN Ten with T Cooper

September 17, 2014

The PEN Ten is PEN America’s biweekly interview series (curated by Lauren Cerand).

CHANGERS Book One in the NYTBR

January 8, 2015

Check out The New York Times Book Review on YA novel CHANGERS BOOK ONE: DREW by T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper.


T Cooper interviewed on KVSF 101.5

September 25, 2014

Author T Cooper Discusses Changers Book One: Drew on the “Julia Goldberg Show” (KVSF 101.5, The Voice of Santa Fe).