Sunday, September 19, 2021

Trans TV

As many of you know I am a big supporter of trans people playing trans people in the media. Well I came across an article in Out about just that.
12 TV Shows With Trans Men Characters Played by Trans Actors
By Mey Rude
September 3, 2021

We love to see positive trans representation!

As trans representation picks up, we're seeing more stories about different kinds of trans people. Thankfully, that includes trans men. These trans actors are changing the way people view trans men, and making it so that poeple who never saw themselves represented get to finally do that.

Unfortunately, most of these roles have been played by just a handful of trans actors, with Elliot Fletcher, Ian Alexander, Theo Germaine, and Brian Michael Smith each appearing multiple times on this list. Hopefully, we'll soon see a wider range of trans actors getting these roles!
There are trans people playing trans parts but also straight parts!

Here are 12 TV shows with trans actors playing trans men characters:
  • '9-1-1: Lone Star' [Fox]
  • 'Faking It' [MTV]
  • 'The Fosters' [Netflix]
  • 'Good Girls' [NBC]
  • 'The L Word: Generation Q' [Showtime]
  • 'Queen Sugar'[OWN]
  • 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' [Netflix]
  • 'Star Trek: Discovery' [Paramount+]
  • 'The OA' [Netflix]
  • 'The Politician' [Netflix]
  • 'Work in Progress' [Showtime]
  • 'Shameless' [Showtime]
But it is not only the guys who are making inroads into acting careers but also the ladies. Last July Insider ran an article on trans actors/actresses here are the women.
18 transgender celebrities who are changing television
By Frank Olito
July 16, 2021

More TV shows are featuring transgender actors and characters.
  • Zion Moreno is starring in the "Gossip Girl" reboot, which just premiered on HBO Max.
  • MJ Rodriguez is known for her work on "Pose" and recently became the first transgender person to be nominated for a major acting Emmy.
  • Elliot Page acted in "Umbrella Academy" and "Tales of the City" before coming out as transgender.
  • Laverne Cox got her start on "Orange Is the New Black."
  • Asia Kate Dillon stars as Taylor Mason in "Billions."
  • Dominique Jackson made a name for herself on FX's "Pose."
  • Indya Moore is another transgender person who appeared on "Pose."
  • Hunter Schafer stepped into the limelight with HBO's hit "Euphoria."
  • Josie Totah transitioned after starring in NBC's "Champions."
  • Jen Richards produced and starred in the web series "Her Story."
  • Alexandra Billings is most recognizable for her role in "Transparent."
  • Trace Lysette has appeared in "Transparent" and the movie "Hustlers."
  • Nicole Maines is portraying the first trans superhero on CW's "Supergirl."
Not name on the list but also an actress who also made a movie is Rachel Crowl (I have meet her and her wife Helen Boyd) who was in And Then There Was Eve.

It is really great for trans actors getting so much air time! It very important because one of the things that we know is the more visibility that we have the more acceptance we have. By having trans people in the media we also show that viewership doesn’t go down, which hopefully will results trans people can make a living in acting.

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