From an Evangelical Pennsylvania village to Hollywood's top TV shows, the musician is a writer for the FX show and got her first TV writing job on Amazon's 'Transparent.'
TV writer, classical pianist and musician Our Lady J stars on the latest episode of The Hollywood Reporter's original digital series, Magic Hour, where she discusses her upbringing in an Evangelical village, which she describes as homophobic and transphobic, the discovery of her musical talent, her move to Los Angeles, and her big break as a staff writer on some of television's greatest breakthrough series, including Transparent and then Pose.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, Our Lady J said, "I found was that people saw my gender before they heard my music. They wanted me to perform gender, which meant, get up and dance. So I started exploring other areas of artistic expression."
From her time as a touring musician, the stories she told between songs, "often got a lot of laughs, so I put together a standup act."