Laverne Cox Weighs In On 'OITNB'/'Transparent' Trans Writer Debate

October 16, 2014 11:17 PM

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The creators behind two of today's hottest queer-championing shows, "Orange Is The New Black" and "Transparent," recently got into a little tiff at the New Yorker Festival over whether trans people should be writing and acting out trans stories.

"Transparent" showrunner Jill Soloway argued hiring trans writers is "absolutely necessary" when telling an authentic trans story, while "OITNB's" Jenji Kohan said a truly great writer can write for any character.

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