Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox finally met face to face.
The famed transgender women posed together for a photo pop on Sunday night at a special screening of Caitlyn’s upcoming E! series, I Am Cait. Cox shared the photo on Instagram with the caption:
“@caitlynjenner and I finally met in person at a special private advance screening of #IAmCait. #TransIsBeautiful #girlslikeus #caitlynjenner.”
During Jenner’s ESPY’s speech last week, she mentioned Cox as being someone to have transitioned and take the journey before she did. During an interview with Vanity Fair, Caitlyn even called Cox a “pioneer.”
“You look at some of the people, the pioneers in trying to get the message out,” she said, calling out famous trans women like Cox and Janet Mock. “Back in the 80’s I was alone and I’m following in their footsteps. They made it easier for me. I hope with my honesty I can make it easier for somebody else down the line.”
I Am Cait premieres on Sunday, July 26 on E!
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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