Video: Laverne Cox features in beautiful John Legend music video
Trans actress Laverne Cox has made an appearance in a stunning new John Legend music video.
The Orange is the New Black star – who earlier this week made history when she was nominated for an Emmy – appears in the video for You & I (Nobody in the World), which is a tribute to the female form.
The video features a total of 63 women of all shapes and sizes, including a girl with Down’s syndrome, a female weightlifter, model Chrissy Teigen, a heavily pregnant woman, and a woman who has undergone a mastectomy.
The video was released onlongside film When I Look In The Mirror, which explores the lives of some of the women in the video.
A statement says: “We asked 63 women what they see when they look in the mirror.
“When I Look In the Mirror is a behind the scenes exploration of each woman’s thoughts and insights as they take a deep look into the mirror and reflect on themselves and their experiences.
“We conducted dozens of interviews over the course of twelve days to cultivate this collection of voices.
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“From cancer survivors to a middle schooler facing bullying, each woman’s answer is indicative of her unique life experiences.
“Through interview, vérité filming, and staged recreations, this short documentary will deeply explore female self-image, self-judgement, and ultimately, self-love.”
Cox – who is also known for her trans advocacy work, and is making multiple trans-related documentaries – featured on the cover of TIME magazine earlier this year.
Watch the clip below: