Thursday, March 19, 2015

'Bold and the Beautiful' introduces a Transgender Character

The Bold and the Beautiful is making big steps in character development and diversity.

One of their popular characters is revealed to be trans. Yesterday, the character Maya Avant (played by Karla Mosley) confirmed that she transitioned at an early age.

This is the first in soap opera history to have a trans character. The TBATB team are excited for this new direction for Maya and I have to say it looks promising.


Professor Chaos said...

Is the actress transgendered or just the character? "Cuz it seems like if the character is trans, she should be played by a trans actress.

Bob Slatten said...

It's just the character; the actress is not transgender.

Kinda wish she was because that would show more support for our T brothers and sisters.

Professor Chaos said...

So she's a woman portraying a character that is biologically male but living as a woman? That just feels wrong to me somehow.

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