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

Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce, has lent her support to the indie trans drama Tangerine and is backing Sean Baker’s movie to win an Oscar.

hollywood Updated: Dec 29, 2015 16:23 IST
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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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First Published: Dec 29, 2015 16:21 IST