Magazine article Screen International

'Tangerine' Duo Plot Next Moves

Magazine article Screen International

'Tangerine' Duo Plot Next Moves

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Tangerine star Mya Taylor is developing a TV series based on her transition.

Taylor is believed to be the first trans actress to be put forward for Oscar consideration for her performance in Sean Baker's innovative Sundance hit, which Magnolia and backers the Duplass brothers are hopeful can connect with academy voters.

Taylor revealed the TV project in an interview about Tangerine due to run in Screen tomorrow.

"My experience was actually way more dramatic than that of the characters in Tangerine," said Taylor.

"I would be interested to portray that journey. I'm trying to get a TV series started about it. It will cover the struggle pre transition, during transition and after. I have team working on it and I would be an exec producer."

Taylor, who said that supporters during her transition have included Laverne Cox and Janet Mock, recently wrapped on short drama Happy Birthday, Marshal! …

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