Role of a Lifetime
A TRANSGENDER YOUNG ADULT BOOK
Young Brian Cunningham wants to become an actor. He’s taken some acting classes and shown some talent but he’s small for his age—a reason he’s dreading high school.
Then he lands a role in a TV pilot that his mother is certain will be their ticket out of their Phoenix trailer park. It’s an exciting role, playing the youngest son in a family on the run—except that to throw off pursuers, the youngest son is disguised as a girl.
The studio provides wardrobe and coaching, and Brian is very believable in the role of a middle-school girl—so much so that in time he will be forced to answer: Is he transgender? How much is acting … and how much is real?
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