Transgenders are taking over and making great strides ahead of biological women in the workplace. Male-to-female transgender Janet Mock made history after signing a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix.
The 36-year-old director, producer and writer signed a three-year multimillion-dollar deal that gives Netflix exclusive rights to Mock's future TV series and a first-look option at future film projects.
The Netflix deal gives Mock the flexibility to continue working on outside projects with Ryan Murphy on the FX series Pose. Mock will also serve as executive producer and director on his upcoming Netflix series, Hollywood.
Mock, who was born a biological male, told Variety, "As someone who grew up in front of the TV screen, whether that was watching talk shows or family sitcoms or VHS films, I never thought that I would be embraced. And more than embraced. Given not just a seat at the table but a table of my own making."
Mock hopes the deal "will be a huge signal boost, industrywide, to empower people and equip them to tell their own stories."
Mock, who underwent gender transition surgery at age 18 in Thailand, filed for divorce from photographer Aaron Tredwell after tying the knot in 2015.
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