And now, dear readers, in our third article focusing on popular entertainment, I would like you to meet transgender actress Erika Ervin, who plays the character of Amazon Eve on American Horror Story. There is a nice little video interview of here at the link below, where we learn a bit of her early life, transition, and her interview for the part of Amazon Eve – amazingly, where she speaks of how she had to audition in “boy mode” for the part, as the casting director was not looking for a transgender actress! So she’s actually playing a cisgender role, which is a unique breakthrough for publicity for our people.
Erika, you really rock!
Transgender Actress Erika Ervin On Her ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Role.
Most of you have noticed, dear readers, that the Amazon series Transparent and news about the lead actor, Jeffrey Tambor, have been inundating the blogosphere, Facebook, and for all I know Anasazi pueblo artwork. A couple of you have asked me “hey Una, why no mention of Transparent on Transas City?” and the reason is that in some cases, I don’t feel the need to just repeat what others are already reporting upon and saying. I try to focus on lesser-known stories, or else major stories which impact me in some way such that I wish to add editorial content.
In this posting, I would like to highlight an interview which the much lesser-known actress Alexandra Billings, who co-stars with Tambor in the aforementioned Amazon series. I think there is some irony that in a story about a transgender character not only is the lead a cisgender man, but the other transgender actresses and actors receive second billing in the new coverage. But let’s not get into that, because I don’t want a repeat of Letogate here. So please, take a little time to read this interview with one of our own, who is I feel destined for a much bigger career in the future!
Alexandra Billings, transgender actor: ‘Transparent came up when I had nothing to lose’ | Television & radio | The Guardian.
A great interview, including discussion of how transgender actress Laverne Cox worked with her twin brother to show pre-transition scenes.
‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Laverne Cox’s Twin Brother Plays Her Pre-Transition Counterpart (VIDEO).