A young trans friend of mine in the Hollywood film industry, a union member, spoke to me recently about a conversation she had when she asked an individual representing the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan about health care for herself.
Being authentic and true to myself was my decision and now I live in my own truth. My sisters and brothers lets strive to be the best citizens we can be and show our communities we are just people trying to live in our own truth.
Caitlyn has done her homework. While exulting in the freedom to finally have her outward appearance reflect the woman who has lived within and to do so with the tremendous resources she has as a Hollywood star, Caitlyn so far, lives up to the responsibility.
"I'm a big, big scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies," admits director Jane Clark. "I never even really went to horror movies, except movies like Scream - and even that, I'm covering my eyes through half of it."
Throughout her career, Candis Cayne has admittedly embraced her role as an unofficial spokeswoman for all things trans. When it comes to the community's recent outcry against terminology deemed "transphobic" on RuPaul's Drag Race, though, Cayne takes an opposing stance.
Candis Cayne certainly knows how to make an entrance -- and an exit, for that matter. When her latest big screen outing, Crazy Bitches, hits Frameline Film Festival later this month, Cayne does both in dramatic fashion.
The song itself is a throwback to the '80s (think Blondie.) The inspirations for the video were Robert Palmer, Jem and the Holograms and Whitesnake. Robert Palmer had his girls and Liz Primo has her boys, in the same red lipstick and HEELS... of course!
This week the queens had to plead their cases for why they should win the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" in a courtroom acting challenge, with each playing three roles. Along the way, Roxxxy let Jinkx have it! And Jinkx let the courtroom have it! Then Alaska let the world have it!
This has been a notable year for transgender actors in film and on television. More films are being written and produced with transgender characters, and there is a willingness to hire trans actors to play these roles, including yours truly.