Oscars make history, quietly, with transgender nominees

By : wire report
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ABOVE: Daniela Vega from “A Fantastic Woman.”

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers.

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Screened Out – Tangerine

By : Stephen Miller
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Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, James Ransone, Karren Karaguilian

Tangerine – which opens this Friday, Sept. 5 at Enzian Theater in Maitland – is rough, rough, rough, and so are its sad, funny, and desperate LA streetwalkers, working on Christmas Eve.

After one transgender prostitute beats up a female compatriot, her best friend objects: “You didn’t have to Chris Brown the bitch!”

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