HOW TRANS ACTOR BRIAN MICHAEL SMITH SHAPED HIS HISTORIC TV CHARACTER

The history of trans representation in Hollywood is bumpy, to say the least. While we can now celebrate shows like Pose on FX and the recent hit series Veneno on HBO Max — an entire series based on the life of the Spanish trans icon Cristina “La Veneno” Ortiz Rodríguez — there are just as many examples that feature…