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Trans Actress Laverne Cox Breaks New Ground with Orange Is the New Black

Laverne Cox

There's something really special happening in television right now. Jenji Kohan'sOrange Is the New Black not only features a nearly all-female cast depicting a diverse spectrum of race, sexuality and body types, but it also includes a trans woman of color actually playing a trans woman of color — a first on mainstream television.

Former reality star and producer Laverne Cox plays Sophia Burset, a firefighter whose wife Crystal is less disturbed by her transition than her decision to steal credit cards. read more

Will Dirty Sexy's Carmelita Keep the Darlings "Honest"?

Look out Tyra: Your transgender Top Model contestant isn't the only one who'll be getting audiences talking this fall. Nine months ago, Dirty Sexy Money left viewers with a cliffhanger of a season-ender when Carmelita (Candis Cayne) was kidnapped, despite the efforts of her lover — Billy Baldwin's would-be Senator Patrick Darling — to keep her safe. As the first transgender actress to score a recurring role on network TV, Cayne blazed a new trail on and off camera, with both a big presence and a troubling on-screen disappearance, which leaves questions surrounding her capture and her relationship with the senatorial hopeful.Now on the cusp of the series' return to ABC October 1, Matthew Gross, an executive producer on the show, gave TVGuide.com some insights into Carmelita's unique role and why she's become a fan favorite. He also assuaged our fears that she might have vanished forever — all in an L.A. absinthe den, no less, while celebrating the show's Season 1 DVD r... read more

“The Nutcracker”

Im not sure how many more eps of Dirty Sexy Money are in the can but I am worried we are going to get stuck in the middle of a serious cliff hangar I suspected when Tripp got on the phone and told the person on the line to find out what Simon wanted with the Darlings financials that it was Karen But I wasnt really sure until the last scene So if shes getting busy with Simon for her Dad then what are her reasons Is it just to get Nick Walking into the Nutcracker crying certainly got his attention Though I think Tripps reasons are far more business related And theres some question as to whether Tripp isnt using Nick to make it seem though hes protecting Karen from Simon And speaking of which Simon inviting Karen over to meet his ex was a little mean he could have warned her at least Because if he is just using her then why did he want to get approval from his ex unless Could the Princess be in cahoots with him aga read more

“The Watch”

Its all happeningOh how I hate to gloat but way back in the second episode of Dirty Sexy Money The Lions I offered the following Did we see a tiny glimmer of kindness from the bitter Brian when he sent the boy to bed Perhaps he and Nick are half-brothers Or could it be that Tish and Dutch had two children Brian and Nick the other set of twins Hmmm Tooting ones horn is so unbecoming but TOOT TOOT Many of you had the same idea as well so Im sure I wasnt the first to think it I just got to point it out Good to know were all on the same track Im still not 100 certain that Tish isnt somehow Nicks mom as well The boys are the same age And Nicks mother was quick to dismiss him Once again I say HmmmSo we have confirmation that Brian and Nick are brothers if we didnt know before the show started we should have been able to tell as they strode side by side into the courtroom be read more

“The Country House”

If there was ever a thrill-a-minute Dirty Sexy Money tonights episode was the one Simon Elder has a different name one I imagine starts with the letter C no doubt I could not believe that he had the cahones to dynamite the old Darling Plaza Has he no heart Has he not seen those touching scenes of Tripp waxing nostalgic about the 15-story building he once called home Ah cruelty As if that wasnt shocking enough Ellen really pulled the rabbit out of the hat when she shot Paddy in the leg and boy did he deserve it We knew she had it in her when she invited Carmelita to tea and yet it was a complete surprise when she pulled the trigger It was the emotional relationship with Carmlita that pushed Ellen over the edge more than the sexual one More power to you sister Patrick was such a mamby-pamby during Ellen and Carms meeting it begs the question how does a guy like Patrick have two women fighting over him Ellens face when read more

Is Candis Cayne, who plays ...

Question: Is Candis Cayne, who plays Patrick's mistress, Carmelita, on Dirty Sexy Money, a woman (sure looks like one), a transvestite (I don't even know how to spell it) or a man (hard to believe)?
Answer: The most accurate term is transgendered. Candis Cayne (born, according to bio information, as Brendan McDaniel) is playing Carmelita as a woman, not as a man or a man in woman's clothes. What I love about this storyline is how seriously Patrick clearly cares for Carmelita. Their relationship isn't treated lightly, or as a smarmy dirty joke, and hasn't been written off like a cheap stunt. It's the real deal, and groundbreaking to boot. (Especially when you compare it to the "tranny hooker" storyline on the unwatchable Big Shots. ... read more

William Baldwin's Dirty Sexy Secrets

William Baldwin, Dirty Sexy Money

Thrice-wed Karen Darling may be headed down the aisle again on Dirty Sexy Money (10 pm/ET, ABC) tonight, but it's her brother Patrick who's in for some serious marital mayhem after his affair with transgendered knockout Carmelita is hauled out of the closet. We talked with William Baldwin about playing the shady politico and maintaining his own family ties. TV Guide: Of all the political scandals we've seen, Patrick and Carmelita definitely break the mold.Baldwin: Some might think it's kinky or deviant, and he may have been drawn [to Carmelita] for those reasons, but at some point it became very real. I have friends who say that we're the most normal couple on the show, the most stable. People seem to be loving it. TV Guide: Even though we've already been through the politician-and-his-wronged-w read more

“The Game”

Two words Freddie rapping Fantastic The Game was not a Halloween reference to bobbing for candy-covered apples or pinning the tail on the ghoul It referred to a high-stakes poker game where money you know its Dirty Sexy Money is worthless and real estate is king I had a heart attack just watching them toss around 80 million at a time I didnt understand why Tripp would argue with Nick in front of the poker players I found it unlike Nick for pushing something that hard with Tripp although when I learned the truth behind it it made more sense Tripp folded but I wonder what hand he actually had He may have thrown the game My favorite scene of the entire show was when the brothers played the video game It was too short-lived But one of the best lines came from that scene Doesnt your conscience feel the tiniest prick Not until you walked in Brian Funny and so nice to see the brothers interacting They dont get to do that read more

"The Chiavennasca"

Is it just me or has this show gotten better every week Darn I love the Darlings This week I laughed I cried I clapped and screamed along with both Brian Jr and Juliet Dirty Sexy Money HoorayLisa spoke more in the first minute of this episode than in the whole series And we finally found out that she works in a gallery And picks up a lot of dry cleaningWith the truth of Tish and Dutchs affair on the table Tripp began to question The children are they all mine Tish tried to tell him she was absolutely sure that they were his but he did not believe her And honestly would anyone His speech to her was another riveting performance Im thrilled to see this high level of quality from network TV By letting Tishs OBGYN know that he was aware that a certain painting was fake Tripp found a way to get his childrens DNA The doctor let out a gasp that could have woken the dead I thought he might evaporate into thin air Tripp told Nick about Har read more

“The Italian Banker”

So weve got a sex tape and weve got an Italian banker Hmm how do these two things fit together What exactly was on that tape Weve got dirty weve got sexy and weve got Money lots of it Who wouldnt love walking into a vault full of fresh new money Even Nick held that bag with a million dollars in it for half of the show And Paolo the Darling familys Italian banker let us know that the inspiration for the sexual position known as the Italian banker was his grandfather Dirty Sexy Money sure started with a bangDoes anyone know what music was playing when the Italian banker opened the vault It was perfect as if the gates of Heaven had just openedThe intercut between Nicks interview of each of the Darling kids about the sex tape was really well done Karen singing Styxs Babe I Love You from the mix tape Nick made her when they were 12 was precious The botched sale of the sex tape was hilariousBest lines 149 Having Natalie here read more

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