Andrea James

Felicity Huffman

Transgender activist amid Hollywood's transition

Transgender activist amid Hollywood's transition

Amy Bartner, 8 p.m. EDT June 3, 2016 For the first time in nearly an hour of answering deeply personal questions without hesitation, Andrea James doesn’t know how to respond. She has spent the past 53 minutes on the phone from Los…

Trans In The Mainstream: The State of Trans Representation and Why 'Transamerica' Remains So Important

Trans In The Mainstream: The State of Trans Representation and Why 'Transamerica' Remains So Important

By Dominic Clarke | /Bent July 22, 2014 “Transamerica” is nearly ten years old but it is a film that was so far ahead of its time in the treatment of transgender characters that the film world still hasn’t caught…

The Top 175 Essential Films of All Time for LGBT Viewers

The Top 175 Essential Films of All Time for LGBT Viewers

BY ADVOCATE.COM EDITORS JUNE 23 2014 37. Transamerica (2005): This award-winning film, starring Felicity Huffman in an Oscar-nominated performance as transgender woman Bree, admittedly doesn’t get everything right when it comes to portraying a fully developed trans character on the…

GenderTalk #555, April 15, 2006

GenderTalk #555, April 15, 2006

  hosted by  Nancy Nangeroni & Gordene O. MacKenzie Behind the scenes of the movie “TransAmerica,” a number of trans persons provided guidance to the filmmakers and actress Felicity Huffman. Andrea James, longtime transgender activist, appeared in the film as…

People Magazine: Oscar Insider

People Magazine: Oscar Insider

  March 20, 2006 Vol. 65 No. 11 WE WERE THE ONES WHO…  COACHED FELICITY ON PLAYING A TRANSSEXUAL To prep for her role in Transamerica, Huffman was coached by transgender activists Andrea James, 39, and Calpernia Addams, 35. “Males…

Helping Transgender Women Find a New Voice

Helping Transgender Women Find a New Voice

All Things Considered MARCH 05, 2006 4:27 PM ET DOUGLAS HOPPER 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…

The Transformation of Felicity Huffman

The Transformation of Felicity Huffman

By Brad Balfour March 2, 2006. What research did you do? I did a lot. I am so sorry to run down the litany – but I did not know a lot about the transgendered community; as Andrea James, a…

Extreme makeovers: How did the stars of Capote, Breakfast on Pluto, and Transamerica go through such radical transformations to play their gay or trans characters?

Extreme makeovers: How did the stars of Capote, Breakfast on Pluto, and Transamerica go through such radical transformations to play their gay or trans characters?

by Michael Giltz February 28, 2006 In Transamerica the difficult challenge for costumer Danny Glicker was making a small and feminine woman like Huffman convincing as awkward at being a girl. “Felicity has a gorgeous body and is so petite,”…

I taught Felicity what it's like to change sex

I taught Felicity what it's like to change sex

  — as told to Sharon Ward February 22, 2006 Transsexual Andrea James, 39, was Felicity Huffman’s coach for the movie Transamerica. Here, she tells how her own life story shaped Hoffman’s Oscar – nominated performance. Felicity approached my business…

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