Someone From “Queen Sugar” Comes Out

guess who is the trans wolf in ^this photo?
it certainly isn’t the one in “chocolate”.
well,
it’s the one of the left who is getting a lot of attention now.
brian michael smith,
who i don’t know from my fav “queen sugar”,
made his debut as a member of the trans community.
this is how and what he had to say via bet

Proving that Ava DuVernay’s hit OWN series Queen Sugar is one of the most diverse and progressive dramas currently on TV, one of the newest characters to be introduced, Toine Wilkins, identifies as transgender and shares a heartfelt moment of vulnerability with the show’s male lead, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe).

Now the man behind the new face is speaking out, using his role to show that art can imitate life, as he is now coming out to the world as transgender himself.

 Brian Michael Smith recently opened up to NBC Out contributor and fellow trans man Tiq Milan about his decision to disclose his gender identity now after five years of keeping it to himself.

“I’ve had really good experiences with my career so far,” he said. “I started training professionally about six years ago, really learning the craft and being really dedicated to making a profession out of my desire to act, and I feel like this is one of the first roles that is really hitting my interests as an artist and as a person.”

Smith, who has appeared in other television titans like Girls, Blue Bloods and Law and Order, has not played a trans character before his most recent role. Speaking on why he chose to wait, he explained that he “needed to figure out how he could get good at it.”

“I’d been doing it since I was younger, and was out there and performing, but I really wasn’t having the real experiences, so I was trying to figure out what would it take for me to do that,” he added. “When I got into my training, I realized that you really had to bring all of yourself to your roles. And you have to create the roles with your experience to inform what you’re doing.”

wow.
i never would have guessed:

i didn’t watch last week’s episode so that could be a reason.
i love the show so much,
i wanted a two episode binge over the weekend.
i’ll definitely be watching!
good for brian!

lowkey: i almost lost myself with that picture of kofi.
how stunning is his facial???
i can’t.

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Author: jamari fox

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3 thoughts on “Someone From “Queen Sugar” Comes Out

  1. wow good for him, trans ppl have a lot of strength going thru what they got thru, especially trans women being murdered so often it’s very sad. i never would have guessed either. i think trans men can “pass” for cisgender much easier than women, especially if theyre on hormones. anyway good for him and god bless him.

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