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REBECCA ROOT

The stand-up comedian and actress has become one of the few leading trans women on mainstream television with Boy Meets Girl.

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

Fair and balanced representations of trans characters have been a long time coming on mainstream television. Certainly we’ve had reality TV stars, but as in many other walks of life, our trans brothers and sisters are way behind us in terms of the diversity of their on screen portrayals.

But a real moment was reached this year with the arrival of Boy Meets Girl, a sitcom on BBC Two about a trans character called Judy who is, crucially, played by a trans actress, Rebecca Root. Very simply, it follows her budding relationship with a younger man called Leo, and explores the trials and tribulations of their dating experience (with a bit of our pal Denise Welch thrown in for good measure).

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