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Ts Madison and Miss Lawrence have opened up about their hopes of seeing more POC trans and non-binary stories on the big screen. 

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the two hilarious talents discussed the impact of their new film Bros and its potential to pave the way for more LGBTQ+-led films.

“I do think there will be moments like this, where there’s a trans story, a love story, a gender-non-binary story that happens,” Lawrence told the publication. 

“I think this movie serves endless opportunities for what we can become and what we will now look like in film.” 

When asked what her ideal trans or non-binary led movie would look like, Lawrence said that the main character would “fall in love with a piece of trade.” 

“The trade decides he tried this and [thinks he likes] it, and he wants it to continue, and it turns into, how does he break this to his family? Which, it all turns into a comedy – especially when you’re talking about Black folk,” she added. 

Madison echoed similar sentiments stating: “Imagine me as Julia Roberts, honey! And my knight in shining armour pulls up in a limousine and takes me home.”

This isn’t the first time the two talents have opened up about the importance of more POC-led LGBTQ+ films in Hollywood. 

In a recent interview with Mashable, Madison expressed her desire to explore more stories following “queer people of colour whose voices have been smothered.” 

“There are so many Black Trans unsung voices that are out in the world that even I’m learning about,” she added before referencing LGBTQ+ trailblazer William Dorsey Swan.

“When I listened to Miss Lawrence tell the story about William. I was intrigued. These are things I want to know as a person of colour. Our entire history has been challenged and erased… there’s so much, so many different contributions.” 

As for Lawrence, the Empire star shined a light on trans actor The Lady Chablis, who made waves for her role in the 1997 film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

“I would love for people to know more about who she was… She deserves a rightful place in our LGBTQ+ history-telling,” she added. 

Bros is now playing in US cinemas and due for release on 28 October in the UK.

Watch the trailer here or below.