Actress Laverne Cox appeared on Wendy
Williams' daytime talk show where she declared that she deserves to
Cox is a transgender woman playing the
part of a transgender woman in the Netflix hit series Orange is
the New Black.
The interview hit a brief bit of
turbulence when Williams asked Cox whether she has breast implants.
“They're tasteful, whatever's going
on there,” Williams said.
“Off camera, I can talk you, but I've
chosen not to talk about any of the stuff I've gotten done, because I
think so often when trans people's experiences are talked about, we
far too often focus on surgery and transition,” Cox answered. “So
I don't talk about that. But I'm very happy with the situation.”
Cox added that dating is difficult for
“There's a lot of men, straight
identified men, who are interested in trans women sexually but often
don't want to claim this publicly. And for many years, I thought
that that's what I deserve. And today, I know that I deserve more
than that. I deserve to be loved.”
“Yes,” Williams responded. “Are
you in love?”
“I'm dating and I'm happy, let's just
say that,” Cox answered. (The video is embedded on this page.
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