The pilot episode of the lesbian-themed web series web series SCISSR has arrived, which you can watch right here.
Creator Lauren Augarten told us, ‘As the creator of SCISSR: A Lesbian Web Series, which stars trans actress Jamie Clayton (who was in Out Magazine’s top 100, 2011) I wanted to let you know that we’ve just launched our pilot episode online. This is her first role playing a cisgender character. As well as Jamie, the show stars three lesbian actresses. It was just accepted into the LA New Media Film Festival, where it will have it’s theatrical premier in May. ‘
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Aviva, Corey, Emily and Niamh are four twenty-something lesbians from very different backgrounds. Aviva (Lauren Augarten) has just come out and is hoping to connect with the other lesbians online, while Corey (Paulina Singer) has just gone through a traumatic breakup and is ready to swear off women altogether and Emily (Kelly Sebastian) is constantly looking for the next best thing. Navigating life and love in Brooklyn is easy for none of them, but when they meet through an iPhone app, the girls realize they have much more in common than they originally thought.’
It’s interesting to have Clayton in a cisgender role, especially considering the controversy over cis actors such as Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club playing trans roles. So should we be aiming for a complete mix where cis can play trans and vice versa, or should actors have to stick to one or the other? Any thoughts?