Billy Porter Is Going to Be a ‘Genderless’ Fairy Godmother in ‘Cinderella’ Reboot

Billy Porter
Billy Porter | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

This role seems to be up Porter’s alley since fans know him as a gender-nonconforming LGBTQ advocate. Porter himself is a gay black man, so he has been outspoken in fighting for equality and representation on behalf of the LGBTQ community.

He also has been an advocate for gender-nonconformity, highlighting what it says about the gender balance in society when men are not allowed to wear feminine clothes.

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Billy Porter is a multi-talented entertainer known for his roles as Lola in Broadway’s Kinky Boots as well as Pray Tell on FX’s Pose. He has won numerous awards for his various work, including on Tony Award, one Emmy Award, and one Grammy Award.

Porter’s career has been quite exciting so far. It looks like the 50-year-old star will get to add another great project to his list. It has been announced that Porter will be playing a “genderless” Fairy Godmother in Sony’s new Cinderella film. Read on below to find out how Porter feels about this and what fans can expect from this interesting Cinderella adaptation.

Billy Porter is a gender-nonconforming LGBTQ advocate

Billy Porter | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

This role seems to be up Porter’s alley since fans know him as a gender-nonconforming LGBTQ advocate. Porter himself is a gay black man, so he has been outspoken in fighting for equality and representation on behalf of the LGBTQ community.

He also has been an advocate for gender-nonconformity, highlighting what it says about the gender balance in society when men are not allowed to wear feminine clothes.

Porter told Esquire: “If you’re a woman wearing pants, you’re inside of the standard, and that’s cool. But if a man decides to put on female clothes, it’s disgusting. So what are we saying? Once again, male is better and female is disgusting… My masculinity is in question because masculinity is better? F**k that, it ain’t.”

Billy Porter thinks the ‘the kids are ready’ for a ‘genderless’ fairy godmother

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One of the highlights of my life has been the opportunity to sing on the set of @sesamestreet with my new pal, Penelope the penguin. Together, we sang about the possibilities of new friendships with those who may not be exactly like us. I know people are all up in arms about me wearing the gorgeous custom @csiriano tuxedo dress that I wore at @theacademy awards in 2019 for the upcoming season. If you follow me, however, you know the impact it had. The emails, DMs, and messages of good will I received that day (and continue to receive) from parents and their children who have been bullied all over the world and desperately need

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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