Friday, April 11, 2008

Out in Film: Calpernia Addams

Idol worship: Calpernia Addams, actress/singer/ producer.

- The tragic story of her relationship with Army Private Barry Winchell was told in the award-winning TV movie Soldier's Girl, starring Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) in a Golden Globe nominated performance as Calpernia.

- Meeting Jane Fonda during the filming of that movie (Fonda's son, Troy Garity, played Winchell) led to her starring in the first all-transgender performance of the acclaimed play The Vagina Monologues, which was also the subject of the documentary Beautiful Daughters.

- She and her producing partner, Andrea James, run Deep Stealth Productions; their current projects include the short film Casting Pearls and a pilot for a proposed television series, starring Callie; they also served as consultants on the landmark film Transamerica, both appearing in cameos in it as well.

- Which guy will Callie choose? The answer will be revealed this Monday with the final episode of Transamerican Love Story, the groundbreaking transgender dating show on LOGO.

- And be sure to check out Callie's campy music video for her name-dropping dance hit "Stunning" and her hilarious discourse on "Bad Questions to Ask a Transsexual".

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