From activism to autobiography to screenwriting, producing, and directing FX’s “Pose,” there’s not much Janet Mock can’t do. “Head first, experience first,” she says, is how she journeys through both Hollywood and life. When Ryan Murphy offered the chance to lend her voice to a trailblazer of a series featuring transgender and queer characters, Janet gave herself a crash course in becoming a writer-director-producer—and can now pass on that knowledge to other aspiring multihyphenates.

Janet worked as a journalist and correspondent in digital media before her bestselling memoirs “Redefining Realness” and “Surpassing Certainty” led her to television and film. She became the first trans woman of color to write and direct a TV episode, on “Pose,” and now also executive produces the Netflix mini-series #Hollywood. Check out Backstage coverage of #Pose here:

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3 thoughts on “Janet Mock Gives a Crash Course on Navigating Hollywood – In the Envelope: The Actor's Podcast

  1. What an inspiration! Thank you Beautiful Janet Mock and thank you Backstage for always helping us take a step forward. Kisses and hugs to all 🙏🏼🧡💜😘

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