Monday, September 12, 2016

Alexis Arquette Has Died

Very sad news to hear that transgender actress & activist Alexis Arquette has died at the age of 47. She was the sibling of actors David, Rosanna & Patricia Arquette & died on Sunday morning while listening to David Bowie's Starman. Arquette appeared in films including Pulp Fiction & The Wedding Singer as well as TV shows including Friends & Californication. She also appeared in the documentary Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother that played the film festival circuit including the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007. She went on to becoming an activist for transgender rights. When Michael Musto interviewed her in 2015 he asked how she felt trans people are represented in the media. Alexis stated, “I’m tired of the representation of trans people. It’s not black & white. There are so many gradations. I’m annoyed with people affiliating gender with sexuality exclusively. People want answers. “Oh, I was gay since birth.” I don’t have the answers. There are women who say, “I would not be gay if I wasn’t raped by my uncle.” I don’t know that that’s not true. Who am I to say? I don’t know if I was born this way or if my being transsexual has anything to do with my desires. I’m a hypsersexual person.” Boy George tweeted: "R.I.P my sister Alexis Arquette. Another bright light gone out far too soon. Love to the family & all that loved Alexis."
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