Laverne Cox Talks Trans Women in Prison

Laverne Cox, breakout star of Orange is the New Black, plays Sophia Burset, an trans woman of color serving time in a women’s prison.  Laverne sits down with Miss Ross and discusses the Netflix original series, and the reality of the prison system how trans women are treated in the prison system.

Laverne’s character Sophia Burset was just named by TIME magazine 1 of the 11 most influential fictional characters of 2013!

Laverne is currently working on a documentary “told primarily through Cox’s poignant interview with McDonald in prison, the film will use expert interviews, filmed illustrations and investigative journalistic techniques to tell McDonald’s story, including the events that happened in 2011, her time in a men’s prison, and the violence that affects many trans women of color. McDonald is expected to be released in 2014 and Cox plans to follow up and continue to share McDonald’s survivor story.” –GLAAD ‘FREE CECE’ – Laverne Cox’s documentary to free CeCe McDonald

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