Transgender actress, Rebecca Root, will star in the UK’s first trans sitcom. She’s already filmed Boy Meets Girl‘s pilot, a romantic comedy that follows the developing relationship between 26-year-old Leo and 40-year-old Judy. And Judy, like Rebecca, is transgender. The Trans Comedy Award, a 2013 BBC talent search, which offered comedy writers cash for the best script that promoted a positive portrayal of transgender characters was the source of the series will be shot and set around Manchester. Root, while working as a stand-up comic and actress, is also a renowned vocal coach that helps many trans people find a voice to fit their gender. Stay tuned to see if we get to see this stateside.
(via Gay Star News)