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Trans Icons Challenge Representation Norms in Netflix's Disclosure Documentary

Trans Icons Challenge Representation Norms in Netflix's 'Disclosure'

Trans Icons Challenge Representation Norms in Netflix's 'Disclosure'

Laverne Cox, Mj Rodriguez, Lilly Wachowski, & more talk the evolution of trans representation.

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"According to a study from GLAAD, 80% of Americans don't actually know someone who is transgender. That means most people learn about trans people from the ways they're depicted in movies and TV."

Disclosure is out to set the record straight. The new Netflix documentary dives into the good, the bad, and the ugly of trans representation and gives "an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender," the official description reads. 

Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox, Pose star Mj Rodriguez, The Matrix director Lilly Wachowski, Strong Island director Yance Ford, actress Candis Cayne, Sense8's Jamie Clayton, writer Tre'vell Anderson, and more prominent trans voices in media chronicle over 100 years of transgender representations, share their stories, react to some moments in trans history, and show exactly why representation is so important. 

"The ways in which trans people have been represented have suggested that we're mentally ill, that we don't exist," says Laverne Cox. "Yet here we are and we've always been here."

You can stream Disclosure on Netflix now. Watch the trailer below!

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!