First Time I Saw Me: Trans Voices | Jamie Clayton | Netflix + GLAAD

  • Опубликовано: 13 июн 2018
  • Netflix and GLAAD know that authentic media stories and characters are pivotal in creating acceptance. This is especially true for trans people, who have either been invisible in mainstream media or portrayed using inaccurate and offensive stereotypes. And that’s why when you finally see a trans character that resonates with you as real and authentic - where you can see a part of yourself in the story - it is so powerful.
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  • Vanessa Ang
    Vanessa Ang 6 дней назад

    La amo es hermosa

  • ssbro3
    ssbro3 9 дней назад

    I love and like such people. I am totally cool with transgender and rebuilding your body.
    That being said, i am also glad that these people arent able to reproduce themselve. How will the kid grow up, what effect will this have on society.
    Transgenders cool and respect, but also stop whinng at Scarlett Johansson for stealing tranny roles.

  • Chris Ayres
    Chris Ayres 12 дней назад

    Unless your blind you can tell she used be a bloke a mile away , look at the facial structure very wide for a woman dont you think ?

  • ManuelB1b3r
    ManuelB1b3r 12 дней назад

    good for her, but i have a question. Are traps gay?

    • Nia Gillies
      Nia Gillies 2 дня назад

      gay, straight, bisexual, panssexual, demisexual


    I wanna married her so bad

  • Jayesh Chauhan
    Jayesh Chauhan Месяц назад

    Jamie you're beautiful...

  • Banana Man
    Banana Man Месяц назад

    You're not a woman you're a man.

  • Veronica Culpepper
    Veronica Culpepper Месяц назад +1

    I've never been much of a 'fan-girl'. Actors and actresses come and go. They really have not had much impact on me. I enjoyed Jamie's portrayal of Nomi in Sense8, but this video has made me a true fan. Thank you, Jamie, for being a strong, smart, visible trans woman.

  • Honey Lemon
    Honey Lemon 2 месяца назад

    I’m currently writing s science fiction book where my lead character is a young adult woman called Idabelle. I very hope that when my book goes famous she gets to play her in the movie adaption. LOOOOVE HEEER

  • uchiha
    uchiha 2 месяца назад

    I never seen one of his movies

  • naoku126
    naoku126 2 месяца назад +1

    i just started watching sense8 yesterday and im hooked. Nomi is by far my favorite character . I started crying when she was in the hospital and her mom kept calling her michael

    • naoku126
      naoku126 Месяц назад +1

      oh my god sme. i'm trans so there is that cord with me. so Nomi is an inspiration

    • SorsuenTheWolf
      SorsuenTheWolf Месяц назад +1

      Yeah, in that scene, I was actually furious at the Mum!

  • AllYourBase
    AllYourBase 2 месяца назад

    so a he then?

    • AllYourBase
      AllYourBase 2 месяца назад

      good point, since he doesn't have periods, he's a he.

    • Hannes Schmutz
      Hannes Schmutz 2 месяца назад

      naw it's a she. Period.

    • AllYourBase
      AllYourBase 2 месяца назад

      he's a wannabeshe?

    • Hannes Schmutz
      Hannes Schmutz 2 месяца назад

      She's a she

    • Hannes Schmutz
      Hannes Schmutz 2 месяца назад

      AllYourBase No

  • Finn
    Finn 2 месяца назад

    I love Nomi's character. I'm a transguy not a girl but I feel so less alone seeing her in the show just being herself and living her life. Her mom is kinda like mine and that's horrible but I feel understood. I always get so happy when she gets called by her name because I can't have this right now. It gives me hope that some day I will be able to just be myself and live my life as myself. She shows me that it's worth staying strong and not giving up.

  • Izzy Rafiei
    Izzy Rafiei 2 месяца назад

    What a beautiful soul. She is changing the world for the better

  • momo lovestar
    momo lovestar 2 месяца назад

    I rarely see Trans women that represent me Pose has shown a little of who Iam

  • Nathasha Love
    Nathasha Love 2 месяца назад


  • Mark Schuster
    Mark Schuster 2 месяца назад

    I'm not bashing just want to understand

  • Mark Schuster
    Mark Schuster 2 месяца назад

    Simple honest question from someone maybe neieve . So don't bash me for asking unless that's part of the plan. BTW My baby brother is gay, got married to a woman in the 70s then told her he was gay. Would you tell a man your trans giving him a choice before dating him. I just always hope there's honesty there for everyone's sake. Thanks

  • Lucas J. Piercy
    Lucas J. Piercy 2 месяца назад

    To the Editor: Less Cuts Please.
    Aside from this, I really appreciate what Jamie is saying and that pink pantsuit Yes!

  • John Chilton
    John Chilton 3 месяца назад

    I adore you. I love your ability as an actor and I want - no need - to to see you in a multitude of challenging roles in your future. I would especially love to see you play the Captain of a federation starship in Star Trek!

  • Matt Brown
    Matt Brown 3 месяца назад

    Your a fucking dude

    • Nia Gillies
      Nia Gillies 3 месяца назад +1

      Not my a fucking dude maybe it someone else's.

  • Bacall McElroy
    Bacall McElroy 3 месяца назад

    Let’s see her cast in some diverse parts 👏🏾👏🏾

  • Chris M
    Chris M 3 месяца назад

    Woah...I had NO idea she was trans when I watched Sense8!

  • Mark-Leon Thorne
    Mark-Leon Thorne 3 месяца назад

    More trans people on TV? Bring it on. They are our unseen neighbours. Nomi was one of my favourite characters on TV. What a beautiful woman.

  • sebastyann123
    sebastyann123 3 месяца назад

    They give us nomi but then took her from us :'(

  • Sam Riviera
    Sam Riviera 3 месяца назад +1

    You are not a woman.

    • Sam Riviera
      Sam Riviera 2 месяца назад

      Not by my definition. Not in a biological sense.

    • Hannes Schmutz
      Hannes Schmutz 2 месяца назад

      Sam Riviera She is

  • ozlekosusturu
    ozlekosusturu 3 месяца назад

    You cancel sense8 and take away her job and then try to prop yourselves up like this netflix? fuck you

  • Rabia Khan
    Rabia Khan 3 месяца назад

    A woman is grace and Jamie has grace by the bucket load.

  • RapidObsessor
    RapidObsessor 3 месяца назад

    this speech w the clothes...she looks like she could play an amazing madame president.

  • PaulJohn Kelly
    PaulJohn Kelly 3 месяца назад

    But yas cancel the only show yas have got written an created by trans women and has a trans lead!! Bring back SENSE8 bring back Nomi 🙋🏻‍♂️

  • lana quinn
    lana quinn 3 месяца назад

    Yesssss for ince in a life time have a actual transwomen as beautiful as her to star in a film 😁😁

  • Walter De wit
    Walter De wit 3 месяца назад

    It's called acting, its not real life, its make believe. If every character can only be played by people who really are this character its no longer acting, its a documentary. Its just playing yourself. If a trans can only be played by a trans. A boxer can only be played by a boxer. A killer can only be played by a real killer. A cop must be played by a cop. An astronaut, a drugsdealer, a politician, etc?This is ridiculous. That would be the end of acting. Meryl streep can kiss all her roles goodbye. Sophies Choice? Streep was never a holocaust surviver. She was never anything of all the roles she played. Ridonculous.

    • Joe Shalanaya
      Joe Shalanaya 3 месяца назад

      Why your ludicrous examples excluded race and gender? That's what this is about, not about astronauts or politicians, those are just things people do, occupations, hobbies. How many actors play a different race or gender? Not many, what this is about is a fair representation, that not every cis person should play trans character at a time in history when trans actors are discriminated against. The point of acting is playing a different character, when trans person plays a trans character, they play a different character that only has the same gender, it's still a different character, with a different name and different story and life, the same like a white man playing a character of white race. Why is it that usually only trans people can understand this reality, and I'm not even trans myself, but I think most actors and filmmakers are awakening to this reality as well, especially in Europe and Asia. Independent cinema is not afraid to break these norms. But it doesn't mean that trans people can't play cis people, it just means to at least give them the part of a trans character if nothing else at this time and age.

  • Scene68
    Scene68 3 месяца назад +1

    The first time I saw Sense8, I thought she was a born female. She's beautiful.

  • Caz 9
    Caz 9 3 месяца назад

    A Trans woman. A male aspiring to be a woman. Trans people need to respect that born females are women.

  • manystar
    manystar 3 месяца назад

    She is so gorgeous

  • tg passos
    tg passos 3 месяца назад

    Pleeeeeeeease subtitle another language for all transpeople on the world see and understand!!!!!

  • Shawn Ladd
    Shawn Ladd 3 месяца назад

    I completely crushed on her. Gotta say, kinda disappointed that she was already happily married.

  • Heather Jensen
    Heather Jensen 3 месяца назад

    i love her

  • Here there
    Here there 3 месяца назад

    I identified with Nomi so much , not only am I a trans girl but at the time of the show ending I had a black girlfriend

  • Kevin M Abraham
    Kevin M Abraham 3 месяца назад

    "maybe she's a spy" SHADEEEEEEEEEEE black widow tea is spillin

  • manos papas
    manos papas 3 месяца назад

    She is right!

  • Julia McAlister
    Julia McAlister 3 месяца назад +1

    I'm so happy I live in a time where all the sweet supportive comments take front row while the bigots are relegated to miles down the page. It's amazing that bigoted and hateful opinions are now no longer okay.

  • Ivy
    Ivy 3 месяца назад

    I love her! She’s so beautiful!

  • 2000Betelgeuse
    2000Betelgeuse 3 месяца назад +2

    Still a man...sorry DNA sucks

  • rosenstein
    rosenstein 3 месяца назад +1

    What an amazing, gorgeous woman! i honestly have the biggest crush on her, and she's SO RIGHT!!

  • AB
    AB 3 месяца назад +1


  • Sad Dragon
    Sad Dragon 3 месяца назад +1

    we need asexual representation. There is next to NO REPRESENTATION. Let our voices be heard, please.

  • JNote81
    JNote81 3 месяца назад +1

    One of my favorite movies from when I was a kid, love Shelly Long, and Jamie! Great interview

  • Brandon Jean-François
    Brandon Jean-François 3 месяца назад

    I'm not trans and i don't understand because transgender is paradoxal in my logic maybe i'm transphobe by my logic. But i respect trans people and i can being friend with trans people.

  • Rous Rose
    Rous Rose 3 месяца назад


  • Peter Kazavis
    Peter Kazavis 3 месяца назад +2

    Trans women are not women

    • Theballonist
      Theballonist 3 месяца назад

      Peter Kazavis I say trans women are women. Which of us is right? When your child, or your grandchild comes to you and tells you that they dont feel right in their assigned gender, will you tell them they are wrong?

  • Oscar Torres
    Oscar Torres 3 месяца назад

    I loved her on sens8.

  • John B
    John B 3 месяца назад

    sounds like a gay guy

  • Lily Medaries
    Lily Medaries 3 месяца назад


  • Div Mathur
    Div Mathur 3 месяца назад +1

    can this dumbass boy get the fuck off my timeline? transgenders can be trans all they want but dont bash actors for doing their job.

  • Lexi poo
    Lexi poo 3 месяца назад +1

    She is so talented and amazing

  • Jessie S
    Jessie S 3 месяца назад +5

    There is a character on greys anatomy currently, hes a transman. He was in a few episode's before he came out to doctor bailey and it hasnt been mentioned at all since. He's just a doctor, getting on with his job. 👍🏼

  • Loud_ Hailer
    Loud_ Hailer 3 месяца назад +4

    These comments prove how much Sense8 is needed, how much more understanding and inclusiveness has to be fostered for each of us to be less cruel to one another

    • Pedro Ch.
      Pedro Ch. 3 месяца назад +1

      OMG YES

  • Raiden God of Thunder
    Raiden God of Thunder 3 месяца назад

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I love sense8 so much, and being trans, I love the character of Nomi so much and I love that she is played by a trans woman.

  • oni odyssey
    oni odyssey 3 месяца назад

    I freaking adore her. So much. She's right, too.

  • Michael
    Michael 3 месяца назад

    Articulate and honest. Creating today what will be a future

  • JusticeAndrew
    JusticeAndrew 3 месяца назад +9

    She is so pretty

  • Double Guitars
    Double Guitars 3 месяца назад +1

    Jamie Clayton should write that story.

  • Onyx Crescent
    Onyx Crescent 3 месяца назад +1

    I love Jamie so much. She is such a great actress and her scenes with Freema and Michael were always were my favorite in Sense8. I actually remember the first time watching Sense8 and during her first scenes I couldn't help but hear a masculine tone to her voice and a guy's face on her. But as the series went on and I got to know her and the rest of the characters, anything that sounded or looked masculine about her just slipped away and I saw her more as a woman. The point is I believe Jamie is the first trans I ever encountered, and Jamie, you made the best first impression possible, girl!!!!

  • Nia Gillies
    Nia Gillies 3 месяца назад

    Representation on screen matters. It saves lives. It tells those young scared trans kids that they aren't alone.

  • AnnaLovestheLord istheBest
    AnnaLovestheLord istheBest 3 месяца назад +2

    sick person

  • Kate Kane
    Kate Kane 3 месяца назад

    She is a trans woman. Means she is a male. Trans women are not women. Women are females. There is the blatant line. Hence, that´s why they are called trans in the first place. Trans women are not women, they are trans women. Women are not trans women, they are women.
    You can´t change your sex, get over it. I respect her as a trans woman, but don´t expect people to believe she is a female, because that is like saying the earth is flat.
    Anyway, I love her as Nomi in Sense 8, because she isn´t reinforcing sexist stereotypes. The writers made sure not to be sexist and misogynist when they wrote Nomi. Being a woman is not make up, heels and dresses. Sadly, many trans identified males show their male entitlement, that they dictate women what womanhood is - unlike Jamie. Womanhood means intelligence, strength, wisdom, not heels, make-up, long hair, and all the things the patriarchal society considers "feminine".
    Femininity and masculinity are social constructs, gender is a social construct. Neuroscientists are literally yelling this fact since almost a decade. There is not "female brain" or "male brain" as there is no "male/female kidneys/livers/heart".

  • bammbamm12
    bammbamm12 3 месяца назад +1

    We're supposed to think that just because this guy is a real good imitator of women, that he actually *is* one? Not me. Hold on to your sanity folks. Take a DNA sample from any cell in his body. He's a guy whether he likes it or not. Has he experienced childbirth? Labor pains? Menstruation? Fear of rape? Nursing? Sorry folks - this dude doesn't qualify.

  • princepeterwolf
    princepeterwolf 3 месяца назад +1


  • Nicole Charlotte Villaluz
    Nicole Charlotte Villaluz 3 месяца назад

    i'm so glad she's the one who played nomi. i love her

  • cecilia simone ortega
    cecilia simone ortega 3 месяца назад

    I love youuu! !!

  • priyank tiwari
    priyank tiwari 3 месяца назад

    She spoke with such a lot if wisdom

  • America Martinez
    America Martinez 3 месяца назад

    0:49 Did she say Goosepimpley??? Honestly, i love that.

  • D-Doc Nemesis
    D-Doc Nemesis 3 месяца назад

    She's so beautiful

  • #Luke
    #Luke 3 месяца назад +2


  • Beck Miller
    Beck Miller 3 месяца назад

    GAAAAAAAWD, I love her!

  • Arunima Tiwari
    Arunima Tiwari 3 месяца назад +3


  • Melissa Domacassee
    Melissa Domacassee 3 месяца назад +1

    People don't think "oh, that's what trans is". In film/TV, any character is one that is put on and then off. The audience is not stupid.

  • Anna
    Anna 3 месяца назад

    This woman is incredible.

  • Rym Gho
    Rym Gho 3 месяца назад +1

    Well can't do anything to that manly voice.

  • Fernando Pires
    Fernando Pires 3 месяца назад


  • Matthew Prendergast
    Matthew Prendergast 3 месяца назад

    I love her character in Sense8.

  • PutThatThingBackWhereItCameFrom
    PutThatThingBackWhereItCameFrom 3 месяца назад

    i love her SO FUCKING MUCH

  • supermarket flowers
    supermarket flowers 3 месяца назад +1

    I love her she's so smart

  • Andrea Duarte
    Andrea Duarte 3 месяца назад

    I really need some podcast of her just talking for hours. Her opinions are strong and I love that, plus her voice is just so soothing. I loved her character in Sense8, but i also know that she is so much more than just a character and would really like to listen more of her.

  • Lara Z
    Lara Z 3 месяца назад

    i love her outfit

  • Mabel Pines
    Mabel Pines 3 месяца назад +3

    I never thought she was really a Trans woman. just for the role in Sense 8 😳 she’s beautiful

  • conpoet
    conpoet 4 месяца назад +3

    The distinction she made about a character who happens to be trans having a storyline that isn't about their being trans is an important distinction to make, and it's one that across the board needs to be highlighted.

  • Patricia Wallach
    Patricia Wallach 4 месяца назад +3

    Not a woman. A man living as a woman. A man who feels, prefers, living as a female. Voice exactly like a male. Whatever. Great. Do you. But, don't burden society with your issues. We didn't sign up for that. Trans. 00.03% of population. Don't expect anything to change for you. Don't burden 100s of millions of american citizens with your issues. Your mind may say otherwise. Your body may not agree. Without cosmetics, surgery, estrogen, you're 100% bonafide male. Be honest.

    • Theballonist
      Theballonist 3 месяца назад

      Patricia Wallach She’s not a burden to society, she is enriching us. Imagine the value of having a role model if your child had been assigned the wrong gender. If your child was in mental and physical pain every day from trying to perform as a man or as a women when it feels alien to them.
      If anything, trans experiences give cis people an opportunity to re-examine our own genders. How do I know who I am? What is my role in the world? The contrast between different experiences is where the richness of the world is.

    BLACK ALIEN MUSINGS 4 месяца назад

    She cannot act...#truth.

  • Tiffany Russell
    Tiffany Russell 4 месяца назад +6

    Her voice is beautiful. Loved her in the show

  • kossnfx
    kossnfx 4 месяца назад +1

    Well let's talk about what acting is, not what trans is. As a trans woman, I have no problem with actors acting, although I would like to see more trans people employed, period. She doesn't mention women playing MTF trans characters, like the TV series Hit & Miss, which was only one brilliant season.

  • William Brouillard
    William Brouillard 4 месяца назад


  • Nancy Jane Bazanchuk
    Nancy Jane Bazanchuk 4 месяца назад +7

    I LOVE Sense8 & Nomi was one of my favorites! You are so RIGHT Jamie! Not just for Trans but also for Disability (race, ethnicity, culture, etc.)! There is NOTHING like watching a movie/tv show and knowing at the end of the day that person is NOT leaving the full character at the filming site, and they are bringing some authenticity to the role. Even if it is not the same experience.

  • Raissa Ferreira
    Raissa Ferreira 4 месяца назад +5

    I'll miss sense8

  • Shiela M
    Shiela M 4 месяца назад +4

    never thought shes a trans, I like her, as well as Laverne.

  • Fernanda Blunt Krasinski
    Fernanda Blunt Krasinski 4 месяца назад +2

    Netflix should hire in other of its shows

  • Debott
    Debott 4 месяца назад +1

    Awesome. I really loved the character of Nomi in Sense8 and Jamie Clayton portrayed her just wonderfully. However when it comes to story telling, I think all kinds of character features, be it trans, gay, hetero or literally anything else, should only really be included if it actually makes sense for that specific story. It did for Sense8 and the series was better for it, but not all stories can be about sexual identity or orientation, therefore I don't think we'll see a trans spy all that soon. Neat idea though.

    • Debott
      Debott 3 месяца назад

      I would very much like to agree. However I believe ethnicity as well as most forms of disabilities are in comparison very superficial attributes to any person. If you have any of those in your show it becomes immediately apparent. Sexuality on the other hand is a much more intimate trait to any character or person. It's something that becomes only then apparent when it is told or shown directly to the audience, at which point it is already part of the story and no longer a detail.
      For example, I personally wouldn't even have realized that Nomi (or Jamie Clayton for that matter) are trans if it hadn't explicitly been said so in the show. Another example that keeps coming to my mind is the character of Dumbledore from Harry Potter whom the author, J.K. Rowling, Post Skriptum attributed to be gay. Whereas in the entire story of Harry Potter Dumbledore never even shows a glimpse into what is sexual orientation might be. So does his sexuality matter for the story? Does it even play any role? I don't think so.
      I know this is a very delicate topic right here and I would love to be proven wrong. But the way I see our current media, this is just how it has been working for the last decades. With a little hope this might change in coming years (Netflix is doing a good job in that regard already), even though I can't quite imagine how.

    • Rainbowocean 27
      Rainbowocean 27 3 месяца назад +2

      Debott it doesn't have to have a lot to do with the story, like with having characters with different ethnicities, or a character with a disability for example. It can just be part of the character without being a necessary part of the story in my opinion

  • Dani F
    Dani F 4 месяца назад +1

    I loved her in Sense8! She seems like a nice person 😃

  • g sun
    g sun 4 месяца назад

    One BEAUTIFUL soul