Andrea James

The Advocate

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…

'Daddy, Find Your Light': Alec Mapa on Baby Daddy, Fatherhood, and Auntie Mame

'Daddy, Find Your Light': Alec Mapa on Baby Daddy, Fatherhood, and Auntie Mame

BY FRANK LOWE MARCH 04 2014 I recently had a candid talk with the hilarious Alec Mapa, the gay star of stage and screen, about his forthcoming comedy special Baby Daddy. In it, he discusses everything from gay sex to…

A Reason for Pride: Gay Parents Are Changing the World

A Reason for Pride: Gay Parents Are Changing the World

BY LUCAS GRINDLEY MAY 23 2013   Comedian Alec Mapa and his filmmaker husband, Jamie Hebert, expected to keep traveling even after starting a family. Among the pages and pages of questions during the screening process for foster parenting, they indicated…

Captivating Kate

Captivating Kate

BY SUNNIVIE BRYDUM APRIL 23 2013 In researching the role, Del Castillo sought training from actress Calpernia Addams and her business partner, filmmaker Andrea James, two trans women who advise Hollywood on transgender portrayals through their production company, Deep Stealth.…

The Brutal and Beautiful Kate del Castillo

The Brutal and Beautiful Kate del Castillo

BY SUNNIVIE BRYDUM MARCH 19 2013 Did you do any research on transgender identities before you started filming? Yes, I did. I did as much as I could, on the Internet, and now you can do so much. And I…

Day in Gay America: November 9, 2012

Day in Gay America: November 9, 2012

BY ADVOCATE.COM EDITORS DECEMBER 14 2012 2:30 p.m., Los Angeles: Producing partners Jamison Hebert and Andrea James in the Eagle Rock neighborhood mailing out DVDs of their children’s film,Family Restaurant. “We made the film because there are very few shows…

Outfest Kicks Off at Orpheum

Outfest Kicks Off at Orpheum

BY ADVOCATE.COM EDITORS JULY 10 2009 Chaz Bono, Benjamin Bratt, Lisa Kudrow, Diane Lane, and others help Outfest kick off its 27th festival in Los Angeles. Read the rest http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2009/07/10/outfest-kicks-orpheum

I love Calpernia

I love Calpernia

BY NEAL BROVERMAN FEBRUARY 11 2008 It’s as fun as A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila, Boy Meets Boy, or the 18 Flavor Flav shows, but it remains guilt-free because the stars of the show — trans bachelorette Calpernia Addams, Calpernia’s best friend…

The Advocate: Life Without Puberty

The Advocate: Life Without Puberty

BY ANDREA JAMES JANUARY 25 2008 Many transgender people have just one regret: not transitioning sooner. That may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of trans kids turn to puberty-blocking hormones. Read the rest http://www.advocate.com/news/2008/01/25/life-without-puberty

The Advocate: Don't Tick Off Trans

The Advocate: Don't Tick Off Trans

BY ANDREA JAMES DECEMBER 03 2007 Let’s say you’re at work, a social setting, or political event, and a real live transgender person says “Hi!” You don’t want to say anything wrong since you recall the tedious questions and responses you’ve endured about your sexuality,…

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