Is anyone having a bigger moment in Hollywood than Mya Taylor?
The actress has been quite vocal about the moment when she met Mark Duplass at the Sundance Film Festival last January. Her film, the wild and heartfelt “Tangerine,” had just premiered to some of the biggest acclaim at the festival, to which Duplass approached the trans actress and told her he would make her a star. One year later, it looks like exactly that is happening.
Currently in the middle of the first-ever Oscar campaign for a trans actress, courtesy of the Duplass brothers and “Tangerine” distributor Magnolia Pictures, Taylor made news once again yesterday by signing with ICM Partners, who will represent her for film and television acting and producing projects moving forward. The performer won Breakthrough Actress at the Gotham Awards last year and is now a nominee for the Indie Spirt Award for Best Supporting Female. With ICM now by her side, Taylor is in development on a semi-autobiographical television show about her coming-out and transition.
In addition to this exciting career news for Taylor, check out all of the LGBT-centric media stories making the rounds today by clicking the links below.
Mya Taylor has signed with ICM Partners after her breakout performance in Sean Baker’s “Tangerine,” for which she received and Indie Spirit nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She also won the award for Breakthrough Actor at this year’s Gotham Awards. – Matt Brennan, Thompson on Hollywood
LGBT-inclusive Entertainment to Look Forward to in 2016
As a great year for the LGBT community winds down, there is still plenty for LGBT audiences to look forward to in the new year. Here are just a few of the exciting series and films to keep an eye out for in 2016. – GLAAD’s Entertainment Media Team, GLAAD
A gay “Star Wars” hero could save lives in this galaxy: Why the lip bite that launched a thousand ‘ships matters
That lip bite is everything. It’s a look that caused fans to launch a thousand ‘ships, and it’s pretty suggestive all by itself. But even before “The Force Awakens” was released, the stars went on a publicity tour that included a stop on Ellen, where Isaac talked about his character having a love interest in the film. “I think it’s very a subtle romance that’s happening. You have to just look very closely, you have to watch it a few times to see the little hints, but there was. At least, I was playing romance.” – Eji Keel, Salon
The Problem with Colton Haynes and Not Quite ‘Coming Out’
There is a disturbing discordance between the improvement of LGBT visibility in entertainment we’ve experienced recently and the entertainers who are a part of it. – Jase Peeples, Advocate