“As a trans woman of color, I’ve often looked for my story in the media and I haven’t seen it, or I’ve seen sensationalized, exploitative images of trans women of color, where they’ve been the victim of a crime,” says Cox, who also spent a good chunk of her year traveling the country to speak out about transgender rights. “It’s wonderful to have this very human story about this trans woman that people are really connecting with.”

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“I was raised to be a square,” says Waters. But in completely defying his parents’ fondest wishes for his life, he became the least definable of shapes: He’s simultaneously “The Pope of Trash” for his Baltimore-based films Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Polyester; a darling of Broadway for the stage adaptations of Hairspray and Cry Baby; an X-rated holiday tradition for his traveling show A John Waters Christmas; and the unlikeliest Justin Bieber fan. He told the Hollywood Reporter, “I loved [Bieber] from the beginning, without irony. Honestly, I screamed like a girl. But I want to enlist him for a special Christmas edition of To Catch a Predator.

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