Laverne Cox won’t be the only trans person I know that will have a television series debuting next month.
Isis King will be one of the trans models who will appear in the unscripted series Strut, which follows Isis and her fellow models Arisce Wanzer, Laith De La Cruz, Dominique Jackson and Ren Spriggs. Cecilio Asuncion and Cassandra Cass of Slay Model Management will also be on the show that debuts September 20 on Oxygen.
Strut is executive produced by Whoopi Goldberg,and in a Variety interview pointed out why she believes the show is needed, necessary and debuting at the right moment in time.
“The show is important right now because for all the positive advances the community has made and continues to make, transgender is still a hot button word that gets people hysterical,” said Goldberg.
“People tend to focus on the stereotype instead of the person, and this series will give viewers a unique opportunity to spend time with real people who are struggling with the same challenges we all face as we make our way through the world.”
“You may be surprised to discover that you have been seeing and interacting with transgender men and women in ways you didn’t even realize!” she commented.
Have another trans themed show to look forward to watching this fall, and hope you will join me in doing so as well. .