Orange Is the New Black at Just for Laughs

Art 29 July, 2017
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    Laverne Cox is expected on the stage of salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Friday night.

    Bruno Lapointe

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    The american actress, transgender Laverne Cox will host this Friday evening its first-ever gala in montreal at the festival Just for Laughs. In the meantime, here are five things to know about the star of the series Orange is the New Black.

    Transition anonymous

    Born Rodrick Laverne Cox, the american actress, has lived his transformation there are about a dozen years, before becoming a star. She recently recounted that she was happy to have been able to get through this important period in anonymity, unlike Caitlyn Jenner, in which every step of the process has been scrutinized by the media all over the world.

    Small and large screens

    It is thanks to her role of Sophia Burset in the popular series Orange Is the New Black Laverne Cox has become a real star. We will see later this year at the cinema in the film Freak Show, alongside Bette Midler and Abigail Breslin.


    Laverne Cox has made his debut in musical theater in the last year with The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again. The announcement of his hiring in the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter, a transvestite, has, however, raised the ire of the LGBT community. The actress has recognized that ” it is offensive to call a trans woman a transvestite “, but stressed that it was an opportunity to open up the dialogue about different sexual identities.


    Laverne Cox was the first transgender woman to appear on the front page of Time magazine, and the first to have a statue in her likeness to the famous museum of Madame Tussauds.

    Reply to Trump

    Great defender of the rights of the LGBT community, Laverne Cox was quick to respond Wednesday, when Donald Trump tweeted that trans people would not be allowed in the u.s. armed forces. “To all the trans people who are presently serving in the armed forces, thank you for your service. I’m sorry that your “commander in chief” does not validate “, she wrote on her social networks. The actress has also invited its subscribers to “love more,” but also to ” fight back “.

    The gala Laverne Cox will be presented this Friday evening, 21 h 45, salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts.