Jamie Clayton and Brian J. Smith on the boundary-pushing “Sense8”

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Netflix’s Sense8 debuts today, and it’s a sci-fi fantasy series from The Wachowskis (aka out trans filmmaker Lana Wachowski and her brother Andy, the same people behind Bound). The show stars trans actress Jamie Clayton stars as Nomi Marks, a Sense8 who is a trans lesbian and reformed hacker living with her girlfriend in San Francisco. Last month, we spoke with Jamie and her co-star Brian J. Smith, who plays another Sense8, a Chicago cop named Will.

Sense8 is available on Netflix now. Check back next week for the recap of the premiere episode.

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