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Caitlyn Jenner’s reaction – or lack of – to “Tangerine” being snubbed by Oscar voters

Had a strange little moment with Caitlyn Jenner yesterday at the TV Critics Association’s Press Tour event for I Am Cait.

After the session, asked Caitlyn for her thoughts on Tangerine – the film focusing on a day in the lives of two transgender sex workers which she championed – being snubbed and not receiving any Oscar nominations that morning.

I asked her twice about it and finally Caitlyn simply said: ‘I really don’t follow it that closely.’

What made it even more odd was that during the panel, Caitlyn had even spoken about the film calling it ‘a real movie about serious issues that we have right here in Los Angeles. It’s a great movie – very, very, very well done. It was real.’

Just last week, she had seemingly jumped into movie awards season campaigning when just days before Oscar nomination voting had ended, she hosted a special screening of the film in Los Angeles which I had attended along with a lot of other media.

Tangerine was thought to have at least long-shot chance of some kind of Oscar nod after actresses Kitana Kiki Rodriquez and Mya Taylor (pictured with Caitlyn at the screening0 received Independent Spirit Award nominations for their performances.

It marked the first time in Hollywood history that a movie distributor – Magnolia Pictures – had ever backed an awards season push for transgender actresses.

Caitlyn had said at last week’s screening that she hoped the film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year, would be as widely seen as possible because of its unvarnished look at transgender lives.

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2 Remarks

  1. Things like this, countless things like this, just affirm to me that she should not be held up as any kind of example to the community. Personally, I think she does more harm than good at this point. Backwards views on politics, tuned out stuff like this post, and just a general sense of desperation with regards to attention and money seem to give evidence to odd motivation if nothing else.

  2. I get the impression that unless it is somehow connected to her or brings her more publicity then she’s just not interested. Sure she promoted the movie but it coincided with the launch of her second series. Now that launch is done she has no need for it anymore.

    I can’t think of a worst poster child for the community.

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