Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Shattered Trans Glass Ceiling

Really? A transgender woman playing a trans woman in an acting role? according to Buzzfeed LGBT, Lavern Cox (left) has done it:

"Cox, a former reality star (I Want to Work for Diddy), has a breakout role in the new original Nexflix dramedy Orange Is the New Black, from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. The highly anticipated show, based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, is set in a women’s prison and was renewed for a second season before it even premiered.
Cox, who shares an acting coach with Nicole Kidman, plays Sophia, a trans woman who, pre-transition, was a firefighter. In the third episode, guest-directed by Jodie Foster, we learn about her complicated relationship with her wife and son. “I don’t know of a trans character on television played by a trans person that has as much humanity as this character,” Cox says."

Who knows, maybe soon a "humanized" transgender woman or man will become a regular character on a mainstream network television show!!!!

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