Thursday, September 2, 2021

Interview with Miss Mako, the MTF movie hero

Erika Dapkewicz has probably been the most prolific MTF transformation movie maker ever. Many have enjoyed her many stories published over at YouTube

She has also made full length movies with MTF transformation components, like the Paradox Alice science fiction movie. 

Monika Kowalska has interviewed Erika over at her transgender heroines blog, where Erika also talks about how transgender fiction helped her come to terms with her own identity.

Monika: Your YouTube vlog attracted almost 150 thousand subscribers. What inspired you to create the Miss Mako persona?

Erika: Oh, that’s a story from a long long time ago. When I was little and suffering from gender dysphoria… I was transfixed by fantasy stories of men transforming into women.I used to write stories and draw comics of this when I was a little kid and kept doing it when I became a teenager. It was when the internet came around in the mid-1990s that I found a website called The Transformation Graphics & Story Archive. It was the first time I found similar people like myself doing some of the same stories and art. To not use my real name at the time I picked the handle of MAKO (after my love of sharks).

Everyone had a handle then. I started to gain a bit of an underground following. I was pushing myself to do these stories in different mediums. So I started to do my own animated shorts. Comics. Live-action shorts culminating in a live-action feature called, “Paradox Alice”. I was asked to start my own YouTube Channel and I did so in 2006. I also started to do my own Vlogs and you can see me pre and post-transition on those.

Over the years… more and more people followed me. And many suffering from gender dysphoria from around the world and sharing their stories with me. I changed my handle to MISS MAKO after I transitioned. I don’t nearly post much on the channel anymore. As again… I’m trying to have a better balance of being able to enjoy life as much as I can now.

Miss Mako is using her experience from making MTF transformation movies to editing Disney movies!

Miss Mako on Deviant Art

1 comment:

  1. Hello!! First of all, amazing piece!

    I was not aware this site was still up and running. Is there a way I can get in contact with the owner/admin?

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