Cannes Film Festival

Leyna Bloom – Port Authority #Cannes2019

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A great performance, a beautiful trans actress and the role of a lifetime. Acting is a gender free zone, where talent blossoms, regardless…

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PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Leyna Bloom, actress of the film Port Authority.

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Leyna Bloom, lead character in Port Authority, where she plays a trans dancer who falls in love with a guy who has to deal with his preconceptions for love, is a powerful personality with a clear mind. We talked about the project, her casting and the role of trans actors in a gender-aware world as the film industry.

Port Authority: On the steps outside New York City’s dizzying central bus station, Port Authority, a girl named Wye vogues with her siblings. Paul, a young drifter, watches her, transfixed by her beauty. After he seeks her out, an intense love soon blossoms. Wye introduces him to the ballroom community, an underground LGBTQ subculture, and to her house, a self-selected chosen family. But when Paul realizes Wye is trans, he is forced to confront his feelings for her and the social forces that seek to rupture their bond.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Leyna Bloom
  • Interviewee role
    Actress
  • Film title
    Port Authority
  • Festival section
    Un Certain Regard
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