One of the greatest challenges for people who go through the entire “affirmation” process is the lack of a clear future. There are, without a doubt, physical problems that will follow them for the rest of their lives.
But, apart from physical and emotional burdens, they all seem to become activists—and this is where their purpose stops. It is natural for a person to desire to be desired, to be in a relationship with another person, and perhaps even have a family. For someone like Georgie and thousands of others undergoing such procedures, their options narrow greatly
In any event, the temporary euphoria brought on by the physical change will return to its original state of mental dysphoria. This activity cannot fill the hole in the soul that causes their innate dissatisfaction with their being. It’s unsustainable.
Georgie and many others like “her” indeed live in a “dream life.” Even in the documentary, Georgie shows doubts and exhibits contradictions. “She” is wrapped and captured in a labyrinthine way of “her” being from which she sees no exit. There is no room for “her” just to be. Georgie has entered into a room of life that is lit up with neon lights that promise happiness. But it is, all at once, demanding and empty. It is a state of being in which a person is neither a he nor a she. Hormone treatment and surgery are exits, but only into nothingness and temporary relief of an ongoing interior problem.