With so many Black queer and trans women flourishing in entertainment, ELIXHER decided to bring you a weekly round up. Every weekend, you can find out what’s happening on television, in music and everywhere in between. This week’s installment features Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Chaunte Wayans, and more.
Janet Mock’s First Segment as an Entertainment Tonight Correspondent Airs
For her first segment as an Entertainment Tonight correspondent, New York Times bestselling author and trans advocate Janet Mock interviewed Jeffrey Tambor about his Golden Globe nomination for Transparent. The internet television series (produced by Amazon Studios), follows the story of a trans woman that comes out later in life to her family. When Mock asked about Tambor’s biggest takeaway playing a trans woman, he said: “Lives are at stake.” Here’s a snippet of their conversation.
Laverne Cox to Guest Judge Project Runway All Stars
This Thursday, December 17, Laverne Cox, star of Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, will guest judge Lifetime’s Project Runway All Stars. In this week’s challenge, the designers are tasked with creating outfits for couples going on their first date. Be sure to tune in at 9pm ET.
Chaunte Wayans Returns to MTV’s Wild ‘N Out
Out comedian Chaunte Wayans (the niece of the Wayans brothers) has announced that she will be returning to Nick Cannon’s show Wild N’ Out on December 17, reports The Fab Femme. She has recently toured with Katt Williams (KattpacalypseTour), was featured on the Hot 97.1 2012 April Fools show at Madison Square Garden, and continues to perform at comedy clubs across the country. Set your DVRs! The show starts at 11pm ET.
New Doc, The Pearl of Africa, Tells Story of a Transgender Ugandan Woman
In The Pearl of Africa, a six-part web series, Cleopatra Kambugu, a transgender woman in Uganda, shares her fight for her right to love and live authentically. Viewers gets to witness her crusade to humanize trans people. Watch episode one below. Subscribe for more episodes here.