Hollywood movies are lacking transgender characters according to GLAAD’s fifth annual Studio Responsibility Index. In a year that saw Moonlight win Best Picture, Hollywood is still lacking with LGBTQ characters who drive the storyline and appear in a film for more than a mere minute. The first half of 2017 may be better as far as the main studios are concerned but whose to say how the rest of the year will pan out. We’ve…"Hollywood Movies lacking Transgender Characters"
After reading David Yost’s guest column in the Hollywood Reporter last month, I knew I had to ask a question that meant a lot to me: how are things now compared to then when it comes to being LGBTQ in Hollywood. It’s important to me because I’m a transgender woman and working to develop my own sitcom pilot (based in Chicago, of course) with a transgender lead. I asked Yost as to whether it was…"C2E2 Power Rangers Panel: David Yost on Being LGBTQ Then and Now"
The Power Rangers are back on the big screen for the third time after the television series debuted on August 28, 1993. With its release, we see the first blockbuster film to feature both LGBTQ and autistic superheroes. Dean Israelite directs the franchise’s third film from a screenplay written by John Gatins, based on a story written by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless and Michele Mulroney & Kieran Mulroney. The cast features Dacre Montgomery, Naomi…"Power Rangers Reboot, Offer Diversity in Casting"
Moonlight became the first LGBTQ movie to take home Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony. Despite the chaos that ensued towards the end of the ceremony, this was a major win for LGBTQ Americans and filmmakers. It came just a few days before I marked 10 months of hormone replacement therapy. Just about every pundit predicted that La La Land would take home the Oscar for Best Picture. Myself included. I don’t consider…"What Moonlight’s Best Picture Win Means To Me as a Transgender Woman"
Moonlight tells the story of one person during three acts of his life as he grows up in a troubled neighborhood in Miami. It’s a groundbreaking piece of cinematic film that should definitely see some Oscar nominations after the #OscarsSoWhite year that we saw as a result of the previous Oscar nominations. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins and based on a story by Tarell Alvin McCraney, moviegoers are treated to one of the strongest…"Moonlight: A Coming of Age Film for Everyone"