‘A Fantastic Woman’ Review: Oscar-Nominated Trans Melodrama Is She-Persisted Triumph

‘A Fantastic Woman’ Review: Oscar-Nominated Trans Melodrama Is She-Persisted Triumph

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At the core of this indelibly moving film – Chile’s entry in the Oscar race for Best Foreign-Language feature – is a performance of surpassing beauty and tenderness. Daniela Vega is the first openly transgender actress and model in Chile, and her portrayal of Marina Vidal, a trans woman who works as a waitress in Santiago to support her career as a cabaret singer, signals her as a world-class

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Review: Oscar-Nominated Trans Melodrama Is She-Persisted Triumph

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