13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman shares behind-the-scenes video from sexy photoshoot after coming out as a trans woman
TOMMY Dorfman gave an inside peek at her gorgeous Time Magazine photoshoot after coming out as a trans woman.
The 13 Reasons Why star "reintroduced" herself this week following a "medical transition."
Tommy, 29, took to Instagram on Friday to share a stunning behind-the-scenes video from her Time Magazine photoshoot.
The actress danced and posed in three gorgeous looks as the wind machines blew and cameras flashed.
The Atlanta native gave her best catwalk while on set and strutted her stuff as she celebrated the end of her transition.
Tommy captioned her post: "Some @time bts – speechless from the immense amount of love and support. i’m still crying."
Earlier this week, the Netflix star opened up about "identifying and living as a woman."
The Insatiable star told Time: "For a year now, I have been privately identifying and living as a woman—a trans woman."
Once asked if the interview was her mode of coming out, she replied: "It’s funny to think about coming out because I haven’t gone anywhere. I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically.
"Coming out is always viewed as this grand reveal, but I was never not out. Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman. My pronouns are she/her. My name is Tommy."
'TRANSITIONING IS BEAUTIFUL'
Tommy continued, as she explained how she initially didn't feel "safe" announcing her truth, but later realized that coming out would provide her "freedom" to live her "truth."
She explained: "I’ve been living in this other version of coming out where I don’t feel safe enough to talk about it, so I just do it.
"But I recognize that transitioning is beautiful. Why not let the world see what that looks like?
"So I kept, on Instagram, a diaristic time capsule instead—one that shows a body living in a more fluid space. However, I’ve learned as a public-facing person that my refusal to clarify can strip me of the freedom to control my own narrative."
"With this medical transition, there has been discourse about my body, and it began to feel overwhelming."
Tommy added: "So, recently I looked to examples of others who have come out as trans. There’s the version I couldn’t really afford to do, which is to disappear for two years and come back with a new name, new face, and new body. But that’s not what I wanted."
The actress then explained why she had no desire to change her name, saying: "I’m named after my mom’s brother who passed a month after I was born, and I feel very connected to that name, to an uncle who held me as he was dying.
"This is an evolution of Tommy. I’m becoming more Tommy."
Tommy did make note of how the transition might affect her professional career, as she referenced her breakout role as a "bitchy gay poet" on 13 Reasons Why.
She said: "It’s impossible for me to separate my personal and professional transition because my body and face are linked to my career.
"I’m most recognized for playing a bitchy gay poet on a soap opera, and I feared that by actively transitioning in my personal life, I would lose whatever career I’ve been told I’m supposed to have.
"But I’m no longer interested in playing 'male' characters—except for maybe in a 'Cate Blanchett playing Bob Dylan' way. Sometimes you just have to say, “No, this is just who I f**king am."
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