“Today is to clarify: I am a trans woman. My pronoun is “she.” My name is tommy“This is how clear and simple it is said by Tommy Dorfman, the 29-year-old actress whom we have seen in series like ‘For thirteen reasons’ or ‘Jane the Virgin’.
Already in 2017 she said that she considered herself queer and gender fluid, but now Dorfman reveals that she has been living as a trans woman for a year. “For a year I have been identifying and living as a woman in privacy, as a trans woman”, he said in an interview on Time. “I see this as a new presentation of me as a woman, having transitioned medically. Coming out of the closet has always been seen as a great revelation, but I’ve never been in it.”
Whoever played Ryan Shaver in the Netflix series ‘For Thirteen Reasons’ says he could not afford to disappear for two years and come back with a new name, a new face and a new body. In fact, He continues to call himself Tommy because he has an emotional connection to the name, since it was that of his uncle, a brother of his mother who died a month after Tommy was born. “I feel very connected to that name, to a guy who held me when he was dying. This is an evolution of Tommy. I’m becoming more Tommy,” he explains.
Her fans had already noticed the evolution in recent months on Instagram, where she has been naturally showing the transition. “I think transitioning is beautiful. Why not let the world see it? So I have been maintaining a daily temporary capsule on Instagram that shows a living body in a more fluid space“.
First female role
Dorfman has not stopped working throughout this process. According to IMDb, a film titled ‘The Shuroo Process’ is pending release, and we have recently seen it in titles such as ‘Love in times of crown’ and an episode of ‘With love, Victor’. In addition, the interview advances that will appear in the British miniseries ‘Fractures’ and will direct an adaptation of the novel ‘I Wish You All the Best’ by Mason Deaver, about a non-binary person.
And she has already played her first female role as a trans actress. It was in ‘Sharp Stick’, the film by Lena Dunham, the creator of ‘Girls’. It’s her first film as a director since the 2010 film “Tiny Furniture,” and not much is known about the plot because the New Yorker has secretly shot it. In the cast are names like Taylour Paige, Scott Speedman, Jon Bernthal and Jennifer Jason Leigh.