RAZOR TONGUE

Directed by Kalena Ranoa, Natalie Heltzel, Puppett, Sarah Poynter

Cast: Alexandra Grey, Carmen Scott, Rain Valdez, Sarah Parlow, Shaan Dasani, Sterling Jones

Belle is the queen of calling out all the problematic people in her way, but falling in love with a flawed, cis white man forces her to explore a new gray area.

The full series will screen with These Thems on Friday, July 26.
Episodes 1 – 4 will screen as part of the Trans Summit on Saturday, July 27.

Director Bio

Rain Valdez is an out and proud transgender actress and award-winning filmmaker. She played Coco in season 2 of TV Land’s Lopez and doubles in Amazon’s Transparent as Miss Van Nuys on screen and a producer behind the scenes. Her rom-com short Ryans, which she starred in and co-created with Natalie Heltzel, screened in over 15 film festivals worldwide after premiering at Outfest Los Angeles, where it won the Jury Award for Best North American Short. Valdez has been named one of Outfest’s Next Generation of Filmmakers. Her genre short film Hexed premiered last summer at Outfest Los Angeles and is also streaming on Revry.TV. Valdez just completed Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative directing program. She recently starred in a half-hour comedy pilot directed by Paul Feig for Freeform TV, guest-starred on Amazon’s Sneaky Pete, and completed her seven-part web series Razor Tongue; season 2 is currently being written.

Precedes

TRANS SUMMIT

A snapshot of emerging themes in trans and non-binary storytelling, and a space for trans and non-binary storytellers and audiences to come together to explore and celebrate our stories, our collective history, and our intersectionality.

Plays in

THESE THEMS & RAZOR TONGUE

Dynamic trans and non-binary characters stand front and center in this duo of comedic episodics created by Outfest alum.