By Indiewire | Indiewire November 8, 2005 at 4:08AM
Emmy winner Felicity Huffman got by with a little help from her "Desperate Housewives" friends at the Hollywood premiere of her big-screen headlining debut in "Transamerica." Screened Sunday night at AFI Fest 2005, the dark comedy appears to be on the Oscar fast-track, with wide praise for Huffman's performance as a transsexual woman. "It's a funny road movie," Huffman told AP. "And the backdrop happens to be it's about a transgendered woman, which I play, named, 'Bree.' Not Marcia's (Cross's "Housewives" character) 'Bree,' my 'Bree.' And i''s about her going on the road with her long-lost son."