Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lavern Cox In A New Show

Ms. Cox is starting in a new series on CBS, she is doing a pilot as a transgender lawyer.
Laverne Cox cast as transgender lawyer in CBS legal drama pilot
Staff Reports
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

“Orange Is The New Black” star Laverne Cox, who was the first openly transgender actor to be nominated for an Emmy in 2014, has been cast in CBS’s legal drama pilot “Doubt.”
Variety reports that the project from CBS TV Studios, which was previously unnamed when it was ordered to pilot, revolves around a yet-to-be-cast attorney who gets romantically involved with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.

 Cox will play Cameron Wirth, a transgender Ivy League-educated lawyer “described as “competitive as she is compassionate.”
I think this is so cool, a trans person playing a mainstream character who is not a comic relief, a criminal or a prostitute.

I know a number of trans lawyers who are working in private practice, for non-profits and other are working in government jobs, some are doing very well while others are struggling.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, this is great news. I hope this show makes the air and is successful. This could be out Modern Family moment.