Thursday, October 24, 2013

Carmen Moore

"Carmen Moore"
As we know, it’s still very rare for transsexual actors to be given transsexual roles, but a film company is setting out to change that trend. Drunktown is casting Navajo transsexual actress Carmen Moore in one of its lead roles. The movie has already been shot, but is now looking for completion funding on Kickstarter, in the hope it’ll be ready for the Sundance Film Festival in January. The movie follows ’3 Native Americans: a college-bound student, a father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual struggle to escape their Indian reservation.’  The name comes from  Writer/director Sydney Freeland's response to a news report she saw, which branded her community Drunktown USA.

The transsexual character, Felixia, faces the struggles of TGLB people in the modern world, including within the Navajo culture. Navajo's have always revered members of the ‘third gender’ but outside of that transgender women face similar pressures the rest of us face - men who think sleeping with her would make them gay, while many other people simply reject her.

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