So yeah, as per yesterday, mostly Hollywood is pretty crap when it comes to trans characters. But what if one of the directors happens to be a trans woman herself.
Yesterday Netflix set a date of Friday June 5th for the Premier of Sense8, a new SF TV series from Lana & Andy Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. The cast list looks every bit as diverse as that for Jupiter Ascending: Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah, Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Aml Ameen, Freema Agyeman, Tena Desae, Doona Bae, Max Riemelt, Alfonso Herrera, Erendira Ibarra, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Silvestri and Terrence Mann.
Daryl Hannah needs no introduction. You should all remember Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones in Doctor Who. Tuppence Middleton was in Jupiter Ascending, and Doonae Bae was in Cloud Atlas. But the name that jumps out to me is Jamie Clayton. I believe that she’s playing the part of a young trans blogger. Guess I need to sign up for Netflix, though doubtless there will be some stupid reason why the show is not available in the UK.