if you like this, you would probably like shuuji terayama (of emperor tomato ketchup fame), those his work isn't the easiest to get in the USA outside of an academic context.
more available is nagisa oshima, a lot of whose work is on the excellent streaming service filmstruck, but it's a bit headier than bara no soretsu.
There's far less than one chromosome's worth of difference between me and a orangatan.
"Just a chromosome" is like saying "just an extra brain"
Anyway, it could be interpreted as "If my parents had a girl instead of me, what it would be like to be she".
I don't like when correctness is sacrificed for emotional engagement.
My understanding was that when people make "If I were X" statements, they are referring to having a conscious experience different than what they are currently experiencing. They would still be themselves by virtue of being the conscious observer in that context.