Trans gender dating tv show
AW: "A lot of the girls in this industry start at 15. [When models start so young] they end up with a lot of psychological problems and insecurities that they would have never had before, had they not been compared to 30 other girls just like them...
So when you call a girl fat or ugly or this or that, or not good enough — why did you call her [for the job] in the first place if [her look] wasn’t good enough?
I can see when they’re doing it — everyone sees them."That’s interesting, because a lot of people are hiring based off of social media accounts and personalities. I open it, and I’m like, LA: "If you have a bunch of social media followers, it’s a big deal.
If you have a lot of followers on Instagram and Twitter, they want you."AW: "You have to fill out how many followers you have on the sign-in sheets [now].
Ahead of its debut, we spoke to cast members Arisce Wanzer and Laith Ashley on their experiences before (it was a trans documentary), and I was one of the writers for Original Plumbing (a trans website)... ' And I said, 'Ugh, fine…' I thought he was just blowing smoke up my ass, because this industry is full of liars, it’s filled with people who just want to see you excited.
I was their Carrie Bradshaw (their dating writer), so when he started casting for the show, he approached me and was like, 'Hey, I want you to do the first press for the movie,' so I said absolutely. And I’ve been modeling for 12 years, so I’ve had my fair share of [people saying] 'I’m gonna make you a star!
I didn’t know I was going to do it like this..that’s just where my life went.
I started modeling at 17 and I’ve been modeling ever since."LA: "I kind of fell into it myself. When I was a kid, I’d always wanted to be a performer, singer, dancer — but as a guy. I did what my parents said: went to college, got a 9-to-5 job…
It’s like being rich in Monopoly money."How did you guys know this was even a possibility for you?
The modeling industry today is not the same as it once was.
At a micro level, it has increased inclusivity, found a way to capitalize on body diversity, and widened the age barriers, to let in even just a few outsiders.
LA: "I get fetishized by some photographers, and it gets a little awkward sometimes."AW: "They overstep their boundaries is what they do."LA: "Almost every time."AW: "Questions, invitations…"LA: "Touching…
I’m just like, 'We’re here for a job.' But it definitely happens to trans women, too.