Musical Chairs premeires tonight on HBO Latino

Watch tonight the premiere of Musical Chairs (by Susan Seidelman) on HBO Latino. The film, nominated for a 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, is about a dancer returning to what she loves after a terrible accident with the help of her friends. GLAAD Media Award winner and advocate Laverne Cox plays a trans woman in the film.

Laverne has shared before her critique of the lack of roles in Hollywood for trans actresses that depict trans women in positive non-stereotypical ways. This is doubly the case in Spanish-language media where there are few, if any, roles in scripted television that portray transgender characters and so it is important that the film will be shown tonight on HBO Latino.

The film takes place in the world of wheelchair ballroom competitions and Laverne's character is in a wheelchair. It is refreshing that she is playing a role whose arc is focused on another aspect of her life other than her gender expression. Musical Chairs, starring E.J. Bonilla and Leah Pipes, will air with Spanish subtitles.

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