Janet Mock, a director, producer, and writer on FX’s ‘Pose,’ spoke to Variety for the inaugural Power of Pride issue about becoming the first black trans woman to land a deal with Netflix. Per the multimillion dollar agreement, Mock will will be able to create new shows and films for the streaming giant.
“[Working on ‘Pose’] has enabled these super creative forces to say, ‘There’s a voice here and there’s a perspective here and we want to see more from her,’” Mock said. “’She has more to offer than just the characters on this one fantastic, amazing, trailblazing show.’”
Retired NBA star Dwyane Wade opened up about his family attending the Miami Pride parade earlier this year and supporting his son Zion. “I don’t really talk about it much because it’s Zion’s story to tell,” explained the athlete and entrepreneur at the Variety Studio at Cannes presented by Inscape & iSpot.tv. “I think as [...]
The cast members of FX’s ‘Pose’ told Variety’s Marc Malkin why they think Pride is still so important. “Originally Pride was a protest, and there is certainly so much to protest, especially with the current administration’s ban on trans folks in the military,” explained “Pose” writer and producer Our Lady J. “That is now bleeding through [...]
Asia Kate Dillon, Jim Parsons, Don Lemon, Hannah Gadsby, Billy Eichner and MJ Rodriguez gathered in New York City for Variety‘s inaugural Power of Pride cover shoot. Each blazing a path in their respective alleys of entertainment, from stand-up comedy to drama, the performers sat down to speak about the obstacles, but ultimate pride, of [...]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is definitely taking home the gold on Emmy night, according to Variety’s TV awards senior editor Michael Schneider. “It’s a lock,” Schneider said. “Not only is she a sentimental favorite, what she went through with her health–taking a year off–[but her role] will go down as one of the biggest roles in TV […]
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