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Patricia Arquette not happy her sister Alexis was snubbed during Oscars’ ‘In Memoriam’ segment

28 February 2017 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – There were many flubs during the Academy Awards 2017 such as the Best Picture mix-up between “La La Land” and “Moonlight” and another was Patricia Arquette’s sister, Alexis, not being part of the show’s “In Memoriam” segment.

Arquette was recently interviewed and said she praises the academy for hailing “Moonlight” as the Best Picture. She said, “This beautiful story about a gay kid in America in a world that doesn’t accept gay people.” She also said the victory of the film was heartening because of the bigotry that still exists in the world.

However, she was disappointed not to see the late Alexis Arquette, not being part of the “In Memoriam” segment. Alexis was a trans women and an activist. She also had 70 acting credits under her name. Patricia said she was really bummed not to see Alexis’ photo considering her artistic output and her advocacy.

Patricia continued to say her sister’s career was cut short not by her passing but by her decision to live her truth and her life as a transgender woman. Patricia also revealed, “Despite the fact that there are few parts for trans actors, she refused to play roles that were demeaning or stereotypical. She was a vanguard in the fight for understanding and acceptance for all trans people.”

Alexis not being part of the “In Memoriam” segment is believed to be a missed opportunity by Patricia since it would have been a way to let trans kids feel they are important at a time that kids cannot choose the bathroom they could go to because their birth certificate dictates another gender.

The Academy did not explain why Alexis was not placed at the segment.

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