Laverne Cox is taking some time for herself.
For, the ‘Orange Is The New Black’ actress has exited the sex work documentary ‘Sell/Buy/Date’ following the “outrage” she has received.
Her words below…
“When I agreed to come on as an executive producer of ‘Sell/Buy/Date’ I did so because I was so deeply moved by Sarah Jones’ brilliant play and her unbelievable, undeniable talent as an artist, as an actor. I signed on to support her incredible talent.”
“I have so much love for her as a human being. But I am not in an emotional place to deal with the outrage by some around my participation in this project. So I have decided to pull out. To be clear, I am no longer involved in any capacity in [‘Sell/Buy/Date.‘] I have to take care of my mental, physical and emotional health.”
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) January 7, 2021
Many were not pleased with Cox joining the film and expressed their thoughts online.
Just what the world needs. Another movie where non SWers debate whether sex work is exploitative or empowering. @Lavernecox this project is everything you’re supposedly against. Stop trying to tell sw stories by ignoring and doxxing them
— Carmilla 💜🌈💵 they/them (@mstresscarmilla) January 7, 2021
Let me guess, more out of touch celebrities trying to dehumanize and demoralize us.
— Cyber Goddess Isa 💸 (@CyberGoddessIsa) January 6, 2021
The news of her departure comes days after she was named alongside Rashida Jones and Meryl Streep as the executive producers of the film, which is set to focus on “criminal justice, race, sexism and poverty” experienced by sex workers per Deadline.
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