Here comes the bride?

No, dont panic, not for real, definitely not yet, and probably never, in all truth. But getting to dress up as a bride, well, I would say it was unlikely, but you never know. When I got home from work on Friday evening, a friend on Twitter had let me know about this link.

Or for those of you who like the information in easy form

For this campaign, we are looking to cast a transgender woman, around 21-50 years old, to portray our bride. This spot tells the story of a bride on her wedding day and captures the power of optimism in a real, bright, sometimes heavy, but mostly positive way. This is an acting role (not portraying yourself) so there may be some dialogue required. We’re looking for someone who is dynamic, interesting and able to give us real emotion and a genuine, loving smile. Ideally someone with a story to tell, optimistic light inside, expressive eyes and has acting ability. Script can be provided upon request

Fine, strictly I dont fit into that age range, but everyone tells me I dont look my age, and I’m told my smile is good, so I’ve given it a go, and sent off an application, selling myself accordingly. The money is good ($4500, plus travel costs), the filming is in LA, so what more could I ask? The obvious answers, to have acted more recently, to be a bit, if not a lot younger (I’m sure they are ideally seeking someone nearer the lower end of that age range), but what the hell, if you dont try, you dont know, and as a few friends have said to me, I’m only going to hear the answer “No” at worst. In fact, its what I’m expecting, but if it enables me to get a foot in the door, who knows?

But no, I havent yet looked to see if the Dodgers are at home at all, during filming dates, for some strange reason lol. Though fine, if by some miracle it does happen, I sure will! Knowing my luck, they wont be, but anyway…when I’m a star of multiple TV ads, and living in town, stop laughing, I’m very much only joking now!

I must admit, despite being horribly independent nowadays, I’ve always dreamed of wearing a wedding dress, since the first day I knew I wanted to become a woman, back in 2001, but never imagined it happening. It almost certainly wont, but maybe, just maybe?

The video. Massive clue in the blog title, this time. I know, shock horror…

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Well, we all have to start somewhere!

So OK, I was dreaming of my big break in Hollywood, a la Harlow, and fine, its a dream. Not going to happen, at least in the sense that movie stars arent discovered in the same way any more. Remember, Jean was dropping someone else off for a shoot, got dared into doing an audition, and the rest, after a few years at least, was history. Just consider, she first auditioned in ’27, got her major break in ’29/’30, and only became a real star a couple of years later, so…even for her, it wasnt instant fame.

And lets face it, she was in her late teens, pretty, slim, and I’m in my 50’s, not a great looker, and not that slim, but…I’m doing an interview in Hollywood! No, not any of the big studios, not any of the big TV channels, but, you never know who sees these things! Maybe, just maybe, someone will be watching, think we’ve got something she could do, and…fame! Fine, probably not, but I can dream!

Story. On Twitter, a lady who I know as a contact there, Alexia, asked for people prepared to be interviewed about creative issues. Well, lets say transgender issues are pretty special to me, and LGBT as a whole as well, so I volunteered. Yes, it will be interesting, and an introduction to the way of these things, but its an online way of getting noticed out there in LA at least. I have no idea how many watch these online offerings, but I can hope, just that one chance, and…At worst, I get chance to talk for 30 minutes or so, on a subject close to my heart!

In all honesty, that will probably be it. My 30 minutes of fame in this life, and that will be it. Of course, it gives me the chance to raise transgender issues for all, including myself, so…it will be doing good for all.

Oh fine, the where, the when. For me, Studio City, not far from Hollywood, for you, online at https://sqeeqee.com/profile/info/1089462 The when, 7th October, at 11.30 am PDT, work out your own time from there. It will be archived, so you can watch it later, but it will be live streamed then!

The video. What I might like to dream I’ll become, and who knows, but I suspect not?