(Jill Serjeant’s article appeared Yahoo, 8/25.)
NEW YORK (Reuters) – When director Sean Baker was looking for transgender women to appear in his indie movie "Tangerine," he did not turn to a traditional talent agency. Instead, he found them through a Hollywood LGBT center.
As the producers of daytime CBS soap "The Bold and the Beautiful" were developing a transgender storyline this year, they approached the advocacy group GLAAD for leads on casting.
Fueled partly by acclaim for TV series such as "Transparent" and public fascination with the transition of former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner to a new life as Caitlyn Jenner, Hollywood is seeing a boom in movies, TV shows and reality series about transgender topics.
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