Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Are We Going To Win?

There is a good chance that there might be a trans actress winning an Oscar!

There is a Chilean actress Daniela Vega might be winning an Oscar.
History may about to be made with Oscar's first trans actress nominee
Daniela Vega gave a 'multi-layered, emotionally polymorphous feat of acting'
Gay Star News
By Charlie Mathers
18 September 2017

Chilean actress Daniela Vega could be about to be the first trans women to win an Oscar.
The 28-year old made waves staring as the lead character in Chilean film A Fantastic Woman.

The movie follows Vega’s character, Marina, as she deals with the death of her partner.

Much like Vega herself, Marina is trans.

Her partner’s family are extremely transphobic towards her, all the while Marina is figuring out life without her loved one.

Variety magazine labeled Vega’s performance ‘a multi-layered, emotionally polymorphous feat of acting.’
Mashable said this about the movie,
In Sebastián Lelio's film, Vega plays Marina, a woman suddenly beset by tragedy. In the opening moments we see her celebrating her birthday with her boyfriend Orlando. The two of them clearly have a deep affection and passion for one another. Minutes later, he's up in the middle of the night short of breath. Soon after, he's dead.
There are so many trans actresses and actors out there and they all deserve to be cast in movies.

There is Rachel Crowl, she was in the movie “And Then There Was Eve,” then there is Michelle Hendley in the 2014 movie “Boy Meets Girl,” Jamie Clayton in the Netflix show “Sense8,” the web series “HerStory” had a number of trans people in the show, then there is Laverne Cox from “Orange is the New Black,” also in the movie “The Danish Girl” there was a trans woman, Rebecca Root, who played the cis-gender woman nurse, and there are so many more that never made it in the front door at all. So when you hear people say that there are no established trans actors who deserve a major role in a featured movie, tell them there are.

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