Candis Cayne Recalls Telling ‘CSI’ Execs How To Accurately Represent The Trans Community Onscreen

Candis Cayne has been a trailblazing actress for years, and now she’s looking back at some of her most iconic moments.
In E!’s “True Hollywood Story: Transgender Hollywood”, the actress, 49, recalled one moment in particular when she called out a “CSI: New York” exec over the inaccurate portrayal of trans women.
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Ahead of her 2007 turn on “CSI: New York”, Cayne recalled, “It was originally for a drag performer to do a Britney Spears-esque style performance on stage and then she gets murdered in the men’s bathroom at the stall.”
She continued, “I went up to the director and I said to her, ‘Listen, I’m trans and no trans woman would go into the men’s bathroom.’ And so I said, ‘I can’t do something that a trans person wouldn’ ……

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