In Character: Stars Who Have Played LGBT Roles in Film
In 2009, Kerry Washington wowed audiences playing a transgender woman in Life Is Hot In Cracktown. She told BET.com about the role, "One of the things I realized in approaching this role was that I actually figured out early on that I was going to learn a lot about being a woman — period. Because, really, what a trans woman is, is somebody who is a woman but whose biology has betrayed them in someway."
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