Laverne Cox closes Outfest with screening of new Freak Show movie

17th Jul 17 | Entertainment News

Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox closed the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival on Sunday night with a screening of her new film Freak Show.

2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival

The transgender star was joined at the premiere by co-stars Alex Lawther and Ian Nelson and director Trudie Styler, while writer James St. James and Courtney Love also showed up to support the film, based on St. James' award-winning novel.

Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb and Bette Midler also appear in the movie.

"I just left the #Outfest screening of @freakshowmovie," Cox wrote on Instagram after watching the film. "I am so honored to be a part of a film that tells the triumphant story of a gender queer high school kid.

"I wiped tears from my eyes deeply moved and laughed uproariously from the tour de force performance of #AlexLawther. What a brilliant young talent. Shout out to the @ianmichaelnelson95 who delivered a layered empathic performance and @abbienormal9 @annasophiarobb and our entire cast and crew especially our fearless leader, our director #TrudieStyler. I hope everyone will get to see this film when it comes to a theater near you."

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