|Nicole Maines in The USA Network TV Show "Royal Pains"|
The role was insightful to the unknowing public and relevant. There is no need to go into a lot of details other than, "Hank treats a (transgender) teenager and learns her life is more complicated than he expected".
It is worth noting that Royal Pains did win a GLAAD award for this "Outstanding Individual Episode".
This was posted 5/16/16 On the USA Network Web Site.
The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honored Royal Pains Saturday night in the category of Outstanding Individual Episode for a series without a regular LGBT character. GLAAD recognizes media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.
"The Prince of Nucleotides," which aired June 23, 2015, featured the acting debut of transgender teen Nicole Maines as Anna, a teenage choreographer who Hank (Mark Feuerstein) treats. He soon discovers that some of the hormones Nicole is taking for her transition may be endangering her health.
Maines is a real-life recent high school grad who made history in Jan. 2014 by winning a landmark transgender rights case in the state of Maine. This was the first time that a state court has ruled that transgender students be allowed to use the bathrooms that align with their gender identity.
See her episode, "The Prince of Nucleotides" (season 7, episode 4), which is currently streaming on Netflix. (and available on YouTube for $1.99).
You go Nicole and we wish you much success in other projects. You make us proud.