Caitlyn Jenner wants a trans actor to win an Oscar, backs Tangerine

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2015 16:23 IST
Tangerine was shot entirely on iPhones and shows a dark side of LA.

Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner is backing the first ever Oscar for a trans actress with Mya Taylor’s supporting role in Sean Baker’s indie drama Tangerine.

The Olympic medalist, 66, will host a special screening of the film, which already landed Taylor a Gotham Award for breakthrough actor-actress. She’s also nominated for best supporting actress at the Independent Spirit Awards, said the Hollywood Reporter.

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The Magnolia Pictures event, which will be held at Los Angeles’ Landmark theater on January 4, will include a post-screening reception with appearances by Jenner, Taylor, executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass and Baker.

Watch the Tangerine trailer here

Known for spotlighting the lives of marginal characters, Baker’s Tangerine — which was shot entirely with iPhones and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January — follows the LA-based Christmas Eve adventure of trans sex worker Sin-Dee (Kiki Kitana Rodriguez) and her best friend and fellow prostitute Alexandra (Taylor) as they set out to confront Sin-Dee’s cheating pimp boyfriend and his new love interest.

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