'Drag Is Political by Its Very Nature’

Tal Kallai takes center stage playing a transgender woman in the new indie film ‘Marzipan Flowers.’ The actor says he’s paid a heavy price for stepping so far out of the closet.

“You think about your hips all the time, but you don’t see your own beauty,” says Hadas (played by Nouli Omer), the protagonist of new film “Marzipan Flowers.” Hadas is speaking to her flatmate Petel (played by Tal Kallai), a transgender woman who works at a hydrotherapy center.