…d (and is occasionally appalling), but it’s an interesting time capsule of edgy 90s retro-futurism. It would be fascinating to see how these tropes could be revisited from the non-othering perspective of folks more versed on how transitioning and how transgender people know themselves and live their experience.
But then, it jumps straight from fairly realistic (if unrealistically cheap) surgeries straight into cloning or harvesting an entirely new body to spend the rest of ones life in. As I said before, feels like someone was compensating for something in writing this.
We’ll go ahead and start from that first line about adoption of the mannerisms and appearance of the opposite sex being “the ultimate disguise / roleplay”. Someone involved with this rulebook was clearly working through some issues.