It's true! Remember when I wrote that post about trans women only getting to play shitty trans characters and the good trans roles going to cis actors (see: Lee Pace, Hillary Swank, and Felicity Huffman)?
Netflix, it seems, has made the radical decision to cast Laverne Cox, a trans woman, to play a trans character in the upcoming original series Orange is the New Black.
According to the Buzz Feed article she's actually playing a nuanced 3 dimensional character. She is in prison, but everyone in the show is in prison...so it's okay. Hopefully, this will lead to further portrayals of trans people as people.