Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word—the MTV/Logo documentary special about the experiences of young transgender people—will premiere at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, the day after national LGBT Spirit Day. Orange Is the New Black actress and transgender activist Cox is producer and host. READ FULL STORY
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Laverne Cox will guest star in an upcoming season-two episode of MTV’s Faking It, EW has learned exclusively.
No character from Orange Is the New Black’s stellar first season had more Netflix viewers buzzing than Sophia Burset, the prison hairdresser whose trailblazing storyline flipped the TV game on its head. That’s why, when Sophia largely missed out on the action in season two, many fans still couldn’t stop thinking about her. (Go ahead—admit that you missed her, too.)
It was a testament to her sheer magnetism that Sophia’s moderate absence on the second season of Orange was so noticeable. There’s a theory that perhaps she was sidelined so that the show could let other actresses (who didn’t steal the show in season one) shine and dive into their backstories, since Sophia had an unforgettable first year. But that theory doesn’t hold up, since almost everyone had a major arc this year except Sophia. It’s upsetting, but it’s also important to recognize that perhaps there’s some logic to that: Sophia’s absence from the prison rivalry war that cast a shadow over season two is in line with the character, and perhaps with actress Laverne Cox herself. READ FULL STORY
Orange Is the New Black star and and outspoken transgender activist Laverne Cox will host a new one-hour documentary special Trans Teen: The Documentary, which will simulcast on MTV and Logo this fall.
Following four trans youths in the U.S. who range from ages 14 to 24, Trans Teen explores the complexities of dealing with family acceptance (or lack thereof), bullying, and intolerance — as the four subjects work to come to terms with their own identities as transgender Americans.
Cox also serves as executive producer alongside Marshall Eisen, Betsy Forhan, Cheryl Horner Sirulnick, Michael Hirschorn, and Eric Miclette.
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