Hollywood trans snubbing…is it over?

Cassandra James
Cassandra James via Instagram

Despite a lot of hubbub about transgender characters not being represented in film some are making it quite nicely in Hollywood thank you very much.


Now, before anyone sends hate mail our way, NOTE THAT WE ALWAYS focus on the positive here at The Transamorous Network because, we know, when you aren’t focusing on the positive YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM NOT THE SOLUTION.

Focusing on the problem seems like the way to go because it agitates and gives the activists something to do while the natural progression of “it’s always getting better” takes care of….making things better. We love a recent tweet we saw (today actually) that speaks volumes:


So when you’re fighting against some injustice, you’re just causing more of that injustice to happen. Just like if you push against someone, they dig in their heels.

So we are super-stoked to give massive props and congrats to Canadian Actress Cassandra James for her role playing a trans character in the iconic and legendary Soap Opera General Hospital. It’s a massive accomplishment and we are eager for her to represent the community is a positive way. We also are eager to see even more good trans actors and actresses get Hollywood roles in the future.

In the meantime, Cassandra is in good company. In our Facebook Live Show IN YOUR FACE, we noted Alexandra Billings playing the role of a judge in the Amazon series Goliath alongside Billy Bob Thornton. A convincing portrayal, we must add (way to go Alexandra. You nailed the role). What’s particularly of note here is Alexandra’s status as a transperson played no part in her character’s role. That’s nice, because we recently were talking about transgender people playing straight roles or at least roles where their transness is irrelevant.  To see Alexandra playing a judge (a major part of the show) was refreshing.

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Alexandra Billings via Instagram

So, despite what people are compalining about, there is progress being made. There is always room to go, of course. There is forever room to grow. That’s what makes life the thrilling ride that it is.

But to claim that no progress is being made is only participating in the problem. Not acknowledging the progress evident. We know if everyone focused their energies on what’s going right – in every aspect of life – we wouldn’t have the polarized society we have in America, including the rancor we see between cis and trans, but we also know that variety/diversity is the spice of life. And that diversity includes diversity of life experience.

Way to go humanity!

Proof is here!

Several weeks ago I mentioned – kind of as a funny prognostication – that there would be more transgender actors gracing all the stages: big screen, tv, online, etc.

Well, holy-moly, I’ve been proven right! Lol.

It seems more and more trans and other LGBT people are actually getting acting roles as media increasingly recognizes not only these people as real, valid members of the human race, but also as talented actors.

It’s so cool to see Laverne Cox rocking her own show, but there’s even a gender fluid person on one of my favorite shows Billions. 

So cool. <drops mike>

How blacks are helping transgender people

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Times are changing on TV. GLAAD recently announced that more black and transgender roles are appearing on TV than ever before. Yet more evidence that reality is changing to reflect more favorably on the trans community. We celebrate the news with this fun, short, episode.

Hollywood is stepping up

hollywood_sign_zuschnittThough it may not be intentional, it seeems Hollywood is learning that transpeople (and blacks) are a hot commodity.

Case in point: GLAAD recently published a report showing that television is featuring more black and transwomen than ever before. It details the tremendous progress being made on the small screen for transwomen and blacks.

It’s interesting that just last month we featured on our show our opinion that things were getting better for transpeople. We also highlighted how the trans-rights movement is following the lead of the well-established civil rights movement of the 60s. It’s nice to see reality match our desires.