By William Keck
Photo: Dan MacMedan
Huffman had absolutely no idea what it was like to be a transsexual. As far as she knew, she had never even met one. “I thought they were an odd minority at best,” she says.
Coaching was provided by the transsexual women sitting across from her: Calpernia Addams, a former combat medic with the Marines during the first Gulf War, and her roommate, Andrea James, a TV commercial writer.
“I thought the fact that she is already such a beautiful, petite, delicate woman would make it difficult for her to convince the audience that she was ever anything but that,” Addams says.