Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox launches music career with fierce debut single Beat for the Gods
Transgender actress extraordinaire Laverne Cox is branching out into music – and she’s already dropped her first single and music video. Cox has become one of the world’s most-known transgender actresses, appearing as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. The actress revealed her musical talents in 2016, starring in a remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and now she’s putting them to use for a dance single. Over the weekend, Cox dropped RuPaulesque track Beat for the Gods, which also takes it inspiration from the New York drag and ballroom scene. Speaking to Out, she said: “My intention with this song – it’s obviously a dance song. I just wanted it to be a cute song for the kids to vogue to. “It really is an homage to that community, the kids who vogue, the kids who drag, the nightclub scene. Specifically the 90s—I’ve been calling it a 90s throw black bitch track. “It’s really about queer club culture, drag culture, all the colloquialisms that are in it. All that lingo and language that I just love. It’s an homage to that. We wanted to premiere it on Out because it’s for the LGBTQ community and
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