Multiple trans actors came together for the video which demanding equality and visibility in Hollywood.
Featured in the video are Alexandra Billings (Transparent), D’Lo (Sense8, Looking), Elliot Fletcher (The Fosters, Shameless), Alexandra Grey (Transparent, Drunk History, When We Rise), Ian Harvie (Transparent), Jazzmun (When We Rise), Trace Lysette (Transparent), Jen Richards (Nashville), and Rain Valdez (Lopez).
The powerful video was written by actress and writer Jen Richards. Richards is the creator of Her Story, an Emmy-nominated web series about the lives of two trans women. She is also an actress who appeared on CMT’s Nashville.
‘You have the power to educate, to change minds, shape public opinion, and open hearts so we need you to show us, as we really are,’ The script tells us. ‘Tell our stories with the creativity, dignity, humor and depth that make us real people.’
Why Hollywood Needs Trans Actors is part of ScreenCrush’s new franchise Our Hollywood, a month-long series about the past, present and future of transgender visibility in film and television during LGBTQ Pride Month.
Watch the video below: