Andrea James

My Tranny Valentine

nerve-logo

Actress Felicity Huffman of ‘Desperate Housewives’ opens up about playing a woman in the middle of a gender reassignment in the new road flick ‘Transamerica.’

 

How’d you decide what to read?

I just read everything. Biographies, autobiographies, articles. And I met two women from the production company Deep Stealth, Andrea James and Calpernia Adams. They didn’t know me from Adam. I just said, “Hi, I’m Felicity and I’m doing this movie.” They said, “Sure, come on over.”

We started by working on the script and they went through it, page by page, to make sure everything was authentic, and then they shared their own life stories. I spoke to a lot of transgendered women about all kinds of questions: what was it like when you first met a woman? When you told your parents? And Andrea helps men to find their female voice, so I tried working with her. But she couldn’t help me do it in reverse! It was completely different.

Read the rest

http://www.alternet.org/story/29592/my_tranny_valentine

%d bloggers like this: