The Voices You Heard In Disclosure Should Stay With You After The Credits Roll

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If you're looking for some educational Pride Month viewing, look no further. On June 19, Disclosure premiered on Netflix. The documentary is about transgender representation in television and movies, and looks back on the good and the bad of the trans experience on film with the help of some experts in the industry. One of the coolest things about the doc is that all the Disclosure cast memberseveryone who is interviewed in the film — is trans or non-binary.
That representation continues behind the scenes, too. Director Sam Feder is also trans, and made it a point to hire as many trans people on the production staff as possible. "We did a national search. When we could not hire a trans person for a key role on set, the non-trans person would mentor a trans fellow. We had about a dozen different fellows on set," Feder told Decider in June. In turn, those fellows get a leg up in the entertainment industry.
Feder also made sure to keep things intersectional and include plenty of non-white trans voices. "Disclosure underscores how patriarchy, white supremacy, settler colonialism, and capitalism thoroughly oppress our most marginalized. The intersections can’t be pulled apart," Feder told Decider in the same interview.
The film features a wide variety of interviewees, from famous names like Laverne Cox and Candis Cayne, to lesser known actors, activists, writers, and producers. Click through to find out a little more about all 30 of the people interviewed.
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Bianca Leigh

Bianca Leigh is an actor whose first film role was in Transamerica. She's also appeared on Law & Order: SVU.
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Susan Stryker

Susan Stryker is a writer and a professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona and a Visiting Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale. She's a consulting producer on Disclosure.
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Yance Ford

Yance Ford is a producer and director, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2018 for his film Strong Island. He became the first openly trans man to be nominated for an Oscar and is the first openly transgender filmmaker to win a Creative Arts Emmy.
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Lilly Wachowski

Lilly Wachowski is a writer, director, and producer known for her work with her sister Lana Wachowski, including the Matrix trilogy, V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas, and Sense8.
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Brian Michael Smith

Brian Michael Smith is an actor, who stars on 9-1-1: Lone Star, and has also had roles on Queen Sugar, The L Word: Generation Q, and Chicago P.D.
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Nick Adams

Nick Adams is the Director of Transgender Media and Representation at GLAAD. Adams is a consulting producer for Disclosure.
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Rain Valdez

Rain Valdez is an actor and filmmaker, who has appeared on Lopez, Transparent, and Why Women Kill, and directed and stars in the webseries Razor Tongue.
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Zeke Smith

Zeke Smith is best known for his time as a contestant on two seasons of Survivor, during which he was outed as trans by a fellow cast member. He has written about that experience for The Hollywood Reporter.
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Elliot Fletcher

Elliot Fletcher is an actor, who has starred on Shameless and The Fosters. He also appeared on Marvel's Runaways.
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Leo Sheng

Leo Sheng is an actor, public speaker, and writer, who stars on The L Word: Generation Q and has written for HuffPost and MTV News.
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Marquise Vilsón

Marquise Vilsón is an actor, who has had roles in The Kitchen, Law & Order: SVU, and Bull.
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Happy Birthday to @gracejonesofficial ❤️

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Jazzmun is an actor, who started her career as a drag performer. She has appeared in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Dreamgirls, ER, and Desperate Housewives.
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What should I watch next?

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Trace Lysette

Trace Lysette is an actor known for her roles in Transparent, Hustlers, and Pose.
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Candis Cayne

Candis Cayne is an actor who has had roles in Nip/Tuck, Grey's Anatomy, and Elementary, and starred as herself on I Am Cait. She became the first openly trans woman to have a recurring TV role in 2007 with her role on Dirty Sexy Money.
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🎶 Happy hour, sun shower, 808's...🎵

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Jamie Clayton

Jamie Clayton is an actor who has starred in The L Word: Generation Q, Roswell, New Mexico, and Sense8 created by fellow Disclosure interviewee Lilly Wachowski.
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Mickey R. Mahoney

Mickey R. Mahoney is an actor and filmmaker, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in the Television Department at Columbia College Chicago.
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Mj Rodriguez

Mj Rodriguez is a television and theater actor, who is best known for Pose, but has also appeared on Nurse Jackie and. The Carrie Diaries.
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Sandra Caldwell

Sandra Caldwell is an actor, who has appeared in Law & Order: SVU, The Cheetah Girls, Little Men, and Shall We Dance.
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Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono, the son of Cher and Sonny Bono, is a writer and actor, who has appeared on American Horror Story, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dancing with the Stars, and in the documentary Becoming Chaz.
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Tre'vell Anderson

Tre'vell Anderson is a journalist, who has worked at the Los Angeles Times and Out. They are currently the president of the National Association of Black Journalists of Los Angeles.
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Up. #latergram 📸 by @ayo.romeo

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Angelica Ross

Angelica Ross is an actor known for American Horror Story, Pose, and Claws. She also founded TransTech Social Enterprises to support trans people working in the technology industry.

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