Accomplished transgendered actress and former Advocate cover subject Alexandra Billings was auditioned several times for the Transamerica role eventually awarded to Felicity Huffman. Check out Billings' often amusing, yet ultimately poignant blow-by-blow of the Golden Globes Awards here, as she watches the born-female Huffman win the Best Actress award for playing a transgendered woman.
I've seen Transamerica, and like the rest of the world I was impressed by Huffman's performance. But not to get all Fakeback Mountain on you again, I still yearn for the day when a major Hollywood movie about the LGBT world actually can be carried by LGBT actors. Could Transamerica have been that picture? We'll never know.