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When 16-year-old MattBaily is expelled from his evangelical Christian high school, he faces theprospect of going to public school for the first time. There he firstexperiences the world beyond the strict, conservative Christianity he has grownup with. When he befriends wannabe Warhol Superstar Michelle, he is finallyable to share his deepest darkest secret with another person--he has alwayslonged to be a girl.
As he learns more about the world and starts to accept his transgenderfeelings, Matt’s doubts about his faith grow. Matt begins to wrestle withbelief in God, his disintegrating conservative family, and the transgenderfeelings that won’t go away. Ultimately, Matt is forced to decide between hisfamily and faith and accepting himself as transgender.
Disgusta is about growing up in the suburban South in the 90s in highschool. It explores themes of belief in God, LGBTQ identity, rebellion, andcoming of age. Additionally, its setting provides a serving of 90s nostalgiaand a realistic look at growing up queer in the evangelical community.