Jessica Lange Responds to the Internet’s Caitlyn Jenner Comparison
Less than a day after Vanity Fair released an image of Caitlyn Jenner on its upcoming cover, the woman formerly known as Bruce has already proven to be one-of-a-kind ("I’m not doing this so I can hit it off the women’s tee," she insisted to the magazine). Still, as Twitter users noticed en masse yesterday, she bore a striking resemblance to a certain Oscar-winning actress. As it turns out, that Oscar-winning actress couldn't be more flattered by the notion.
The social media comparisons drawn between Caitlyn and Jessica Lange were so pronounced yesterday, that the actress' name shot up to a top-tier Twitter trending topic, and when The Daily Beast told Lange as much, she gushed.
"Oh really?” she said. “That’s so wonderful. Well now I’m going to have to look for that picture.”
And Lange proved to be a needle in a haystack of support.
Shortly after Caitlyn officially joined Twitter, President Barack Obama proved to be an immediate ally. "It takes courage to share your story," he tweeted, and Laverne Cox, whom Jenner cited in the Vanity Fair story as a transgender pioneer and inspiration, lauded Caitlyn's journey, too.
"Yes, Caitlyn looks amazing and is beautiful, but what I think is most beautiful about her is her heart and soul, the ways she has allowed the world into her vulnerabilities," Cox wrote in a Tumblr post. "The love and devotion she has for her family and that they have for her. Her courage to move past denial into her truth so publicly. These things are beyond beautiful to me."
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