Trailblazing Trans Mma Fighter Fallon Fox Sets Biopic at Mark Gordon Pictures
The life of Fallon Fox, the first openly transgender fighter in Mixed Martial Arts, is the subject of a new film in development at Mark Gordon Pictures.Fox’s story will be scripted by wedded writing team T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper, whose credits include NBC’s “The Blacklist,” BBC America’s “Copper” and Netflix’s “The Get Down.”Originally hiding her transgender identity when she began competing in Mma, Fox feared transphobia would bring rejection from the wildly popular league.
After nearing the upper echelons in ring, a journalist threatened to out Fox, who then boldly told her truth in interviews with Outsports and Sports Illustrated.
The stories both inspired and caused backlash as well as further transphobic rhetoric in a debate over whether a woman who was assigned male at birth should be able to fight in women’s divisions in Mma.Fox will serve as a consultant on the project.
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