Felicity Huffman’s Oscar-nominated performance in Transamerica features her as a woman who used to be a man. Like many transgender women, Huffman’s character has to work hard just to sound female.
To prepare, Huffman worked with two transgender women who help others find their female voices. She found Andrea James and her business partner, Calpernia Addams, who teach techniques for feminizing the voice. They’ve also sold thousands of instructional DVDs.