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Nava Mau continues to fight for justice both on & off screen

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Netflix series Baby Reindeer, for she won the “Breakthrough Performance” award at the Critics Choice’s inaugural celebration of LGBTQ+ cinema and television.Speaking about her role as Teri, she told Marie Claire, “It seemed really important to show people that trans women exist in real life and in relationships with real people.”Subscribe to our newsletter for a refreshing cocktail (or mocktail) of LGBTQ+ entertainment and pop culture, served up with a side of eye-candy.A post shared by Nava Mau (@navamau)Prior to that, Mau, who is trans, worked on a variety of shows and programs, including writing, directing, and starring in her own short film “Waking Hour,” which premiered at Outfest in 2019 and appeared in multiple other festivals around the world.A post shared by Nava Mau (@navamau)Mau also played Ana on the short-lived HBO series Generation, a show that tackled growing up queer in a conservative community.In an interview with Flaunt, she talked about the importance of queer and trans visibility on Generation, and the general state of inclusion of diverse voices in the entertainment industry.“I think we’ve seen barriers broken down that up until recently felt impossible to overcome, so it is very exciting to think about what may be possible sooner than we think,” she said.“The potential for storytelling on screen feels like it has burst wide open…It feels like we are getting to witness each other’s humanity in ways that are more intimate and complex than ever before.”A post shared by Nava Mau (@navamau)She continued, “Ten years ago, it didn’t even occur to me to pursue acting professionally.

It just wasn’t an option. I was a genderqueer, very hairy nerd with no path in the entertainment industry…Then the world changed, and I changed.”“Laverne Cox appeared on Orange Is the New Black, and countless other trans artists created a new reality both on and off-screen.

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