You know I have mad love for Jen Richards, and can’t wait for the web series premiere of Her Story to happen on the website January 19.
Wednesday night it had its West Coast premiere in the West Hollywood City Council chambers to a packed house that included my Houston homegirl Nikki Araguz Loyd, the cast of Her Story, casting directors, actors, and West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath who presented a proclamation to the cast and crew.
The Advocate’s Dawn Ennis was in the house to cover what happened, and here’s her take on it.
One of the things that needs to happen in 2016 and beyond is more media productions written, acted, directed and produced by trans people so that we can tell our stories in the way they deserve to be told.
As I and others have pointed out, having Hollywood doing just that is just as important to our trans human rights movement as all the lobbying we do at the local, state and federal levels for human rights laws that protect us. Positive media coverage, and especially accurate portrayals of us in non-fiction and fictional stories paves the way for that to happen.
It’s why I’m rooting for the blockbuster success of Her Story,.and hope it leads to a second season for it and more of our stories being aired on network and cable television.