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'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.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
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.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.