Oscar winner Patricia Arquette spoke to Vanity Fair about her sister’s omission from the “In Memoriam” segment, saying she thought the moment would have provided a powerful message for transgender children.
“I’m really bummed. For the in memoriam, they left out our sister Alexis, and she was trans,” she told Vanity Fair. “We’re living in a time right now where trans kids can’t even go to the bathroom in schools and they’re diminished in society. It’s really unfortunate that the Oscars decided they couldn’t show a trans person who was such an important person in this community. Because ― trans kids ― it could have meant a lot to them.”
Even odder, there has been a precedent for trans inclusion – last year, Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn was included.
Alexis Arquette, 47, passed away in September. She had 70 acting credits to her name, including major blockbusters like The Wedding Singer, Pulp Fiction, and Bride of Chucky. (via HuffPo)