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Laverne Cox Makes TV History, Lands Role in CBS Pilot 'Doubt'

Laverne Cox Makes TV History, Lands Role in CBS Pilot 'Doubt'

Laverne Cox has just landed a role in CBS’ new legal pilot called Doubt, Variety reports!

The 30-year-old transgendered Orange is the New Black star will play Cameron Wirth, an ivy-league educated lawyer who is “as competitive as she is compassionate.” Because she’s experienced injustice first hand, she will “fight all the harder for her clients.”

If the show is picked up for a season, it will mark the first leading role for a transgender in television history.

Laverne is Emmy-nominated for her work in Orange is the New Black, Netflix’s hit show.

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  • Gerard Butthole

    Still looks like a dude. A dude in a dress.

  • Justin Aniston

    OK, CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY I SEE GERARD BUTTHOLE’S MEAN COMMENTS EVERYWHERE?! Jesus!!

  • Jenny from the flop

    I have to agere that she does look and sound manly, but i still respect and admire her as a person. She seems very well spoken and intelligent. Wishing her all the best in her career! :)

  • xsploit

    God, do we need another show with almost EXACTLY the same premise as all the other shows, the only thing different here is that its a transgender person playing the lead role, how about we have a show that isnt about lawyers or cops or doctors or sitcoms where everyone is an architect…

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    She’s addicted and cannot stop. She gets aroused when people verbally abuse her because she’s highly mentally damaged woman who becomes hyper-critical and attacking while bringing people down to build herself up to cope with her own failings, which are mighty.

    It is best to just leave her alone. At least here she isn’t beating up old people in a home, or running over pedestrians at stop lights, which I am going to assume she’s an aggressive driver and might want to, as people are not real to her any longer which shows up in her postings about strangers here, that reflect her soul by the way. Her brutal losses has made her brutal. She has her following after all, people without any release, but to let someone say it for them.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    So not only is it hard for women in Hollywood with men getting more work and more money, now they have to worry about MEN WHO DECIDE TO GET CASTRATED, TAKE INJECTIONS, AND WEAR DRESSES getting their roles and their money.

    Ironic, isn’t it?

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Just curious: why do you respect and admire someone who responded to a psychological problem by getting his body butchered?

  • Jenny from the flop

    You sound like a pressed gay boy hunty 💅

  • gugu11

    Not only that…HE, Laverne Cox, defended a child rapist & murderer. Google it people.
    This guy is sick in the head.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Anyone who injects himself or herself with opposite gender hormones and allows a doctor to mutilate their breasts and genitals because they “think they’re in the wrong body” (seriously, how g-damned nutty does that sound? say it again: “IN THE WRONG BODY”) is definitely sick in the head. Therefore, why would their judgment be trusted for ANYTHING?

  • flm

    “transgendered”? “a transgender”? do better, jared. laverne is a transgender woman, and a beautiful and talented one at that.

  • Jenny from the flop

    He changed his name to penny dreadful now lmfao

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