FROM Mya Taylor
'Tangerine' Star Says Goodbye to Donut Time Another Hollywood landmark has shut its doors for good. Donut Time, the donut shop at the corner of Santa Monica and Highland in Hollywood, was the backdrop for the 2015 award-winning indie film Tangerine. It was also a longtime haven for homeless youth and transgender women, many of them sex workers, who would hang out there at all hours of the day or night. Tangerine star Mya Taylor joins Press Play to say goodbye to Donut Time.
Mya Taylor of 'Tangerine' Last year was the year that transgender people hit mainstream media in a big way: Caitlyn Jenner, Transparent and The Danish Girl. Then there was Tangerine. The low-budget indie movie tells the story of two transgender prostitutes spending Christmas Eve on the hard streets of Hollywood. SinDee is a sex-worker just out of jail and Alexandra is her somewhat reluctant sidekick. Both characters are played by newcomers, both transgender - Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor. Madeleine speaks with Taylor.
Mya Taylor: 'Tangerine' When Steve Levitan mentioned a movie shot on iPhones that played at Sundance this year, he was talking about Tangerine , a bittersweet film from Sean Baker that won glowing reviews at the festival. Tangerine stars 23-year-old Mya Taylor as a transgender prostitute on the streets of Hollywood. Mya Taylor at Sundance: Courtesy of Totally RAD! Media For Taylor, the road to Park City was particularly difficult. As a transgender youth living in Los Angeles, Taylor struggled to find work of any kind for years before landing this role. KCRW's Jenny Radelet, who met Taylor at Sundance, has the story.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
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In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."