Andrea James


Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps filming in Atlanta

Join us at Atlanta’s 7 Stages Theatre for two different shows August 18 and 25.

It has been 10 years since Scott Turner Schofield’s one man show had its World Premiere and sold out 7 Stages for weeks. Since then, the show has toured the world to rave reviews, and Scott moved to Hollywood to act in a soap opera and become not just a man, but a movie star.

Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps is now becoming a feature film, and we are bringing it home to tape the live performance segments. Come for old time’s sake, come to hear new stories in one of the best transgender performances around, come to be a part of history and the future – but only come if you are OK being filmed on camera.

Since this is a live taping, the show will run much longer than usual. Please come prepared to stay for several hours – but we promise to entertain you on and off-camera, hand out prizes, and give you free dranks!

Note: Performances will be recorded. By attending, you consent to your likeness being recorded and used in this media project.

August 18th in the Blackbox at 7pm. Get tickets here!

August 25th in the Mainstage at 7pm.  Get tickets here!

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Scott Turner Schofield presents Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps

Transition materials now translated to Russian

I’m pleased to announce that volunteers have translated some of my site materials into Russian.

Accepting yourself: the experience of transgender women

12:24, 3 жніўня 2018 | Andrea James, | Translation – Olga Panisova

Should LGBT Viewers Watch Roseanne

“Roseanne’s said a lot of things I disagree with, but I’ll be watching because good comedy tells political truths in ways no other art form can,” said Andrea James, a filmmaker producing a transgender film, Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps. “While I encourage anyone to boycott the show and its sponsors if so moved, the only purity test for me will be if it’s still good comedy.”

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The ‘Weird Al Yankovic of Drag’ Gets an Extreme Home Makeover

Jackie Beat and the designer Señor Amor.

Ms. Beat’s housewarming, on a Monday night in January, drew a crowd that included the drag luminaries Bianca Del Rio and Alaska 5000, the actors Kate Flannery (“The Office”) and Selene Luna (“Coco”), and the transgender activists Andrea James and Calpernia Addams.

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Trans Rights: Not Tolerance But Acceptance Is The Ultimate Goal

Noma Nazish

FEB 26, 2018


 Gender liberation helps everyone, not just transgender people. Part of our goal is to break down the myth that men and women must adhere to rigid, distinct, stereotypical roles. Our movement is about allowing everyone to express themselves freely and safely,” says Andrea James, a transgender rights activist, producer and director. James has directed the short film Transproofed that explores transgender dating and disclosure. She has also worked with Tinder to make dating apps transgender friendly.

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Image: tedeytan/flickr

“Transamerican Love Story” (2008) – WOW Presents Clips

This week marks the 10th Anniversary of the premiere of Transamerican Love Story! In the show, potential suitors try to woo Calpernia Addams, a transgender bachelorette in search of love. Enjoy this clip from the very first episode of the show! Happy Valentine’s Day!

A fantastic leap – trans cinema’s breakthrough moment

Daniela Vega in A Fantastic Woman, which has been nominated for best foreign language Oscar

During that interregnum, there had been one other significant Hollywood portrayal of a trans woman: Transamerica. When I saw it in 2005, Transamerica felt like an exercise in compromise, written in the awareness that studios would not cast a trans actor as a lead, but trying to make space by using trans people in supporting roles. The first person on screen was trans woman Andrea James, teaching Bree (Felicity Huffman) how to feminise her voice. Despite this, and a scene where Bree attends at a party for trans women, played by trans women, Huffman could not escape the need to establish her character’s transsexuality through a series of clichés: putting inserts in her bra; applying make-up in the mirror (while dressed all in pink); seeing a psychiatrist who praises her “authenticity”. Even this timidity, though, outdid The Danish Girl.

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Gender Revolution nominated for GLAAD Media Award

The nominees for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards have been revealed, and Gender Revolution was nominated in the Documentary category.

Outstanding Documentary

Music Box Films

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
National Geographic

Sundance Selects

“Real Boy” Independent Lens

This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
YouTube Red


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Gender Revolution nominated for a Women’s Image Award

Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric had been nominated by the Women’s Image Awards for best Documentary Feature Film. The ceremony is Sunday, February 11th The Writer’s Guild Theater

Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric
Producers: Katie Couric, Mitchell Semel, Jeremy Simmons, Jeff Hasler; Producer: Emily Bina; Executive Senior Producer: Lisa Ferri; Senior Story Producer: Justine Huseth; Consulting Producers: Gabriel Rotello, Andrea James; Supervising Producers: Rob Lihani, Jeff Taupier; Story Producers: Ari Kolber, Lee Frank

All category nominees:

After Spring(Starz)

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (National Geographic Channel)

Hungry (Logo Television Network)

Mansfield 66/67 (Gunpowder and Sky)

Visit their site for the full list of nominees.

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