In other Orange Is the New Black news, Laverne Cox is currently creating a production of her own. This week, Laverne Cox recently stopped by the Refinery29 office to discuss the upcoming season for OITNB, but she also ended up spilling the beans of a forthcoming project that she has been preparing. The transgender superwoman has decided to share a story that is very close to her heart about an incarcerated transgender woman who was wrongfully arrested and forced to undergo a long-term prison sentence.
In the documentary titled Free CeCe, Laverne uncovers the truth about being transgender in America and tells the story of Minneapolis prisoner CeCe MacDonald and how she was mistreated for being a transgendered felon. Her documentary will shed light on the harsh injustices that trans-women face every day in prison and in society. In a heartfelt promotional trailer, Laverne shows her strong feelings for the cause and seeks to bring awareness to an issue that is long overdue for exposure. The film is set to release in 2016. Watch the tear-jerking preview below.
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