Is Hunter Schafer trans like her Euphoria character Jules?
Hunter Schafer stars in HBO’s boundary-pushing drama Euphoria as Jules Vaughn, and the show delves into her character’s past and present trauma on Sunday night’s fourth episode.
Throughout the program, we see how Jules battled with sadness as a youngster and was compelled to a mental hospital by her mother, eventually resulting in an attempted suicide. She begins to transition into a woman after leaving the institution, and she sleeps with a continuous supply of married and unavailable men as an emotional release throughout high school.
She begins to believe that it’s really him again when she sees Tyler online, and she quickly falls for him. But when she finds out that it was actually Nate (Jacob Elordi) posing as her ideal guy, blackmailing her to keep quiet about sleeping with his father, Cal (Eric Dane), the episode comes to an end. Jules is comforted by best friend Rue (Zendaya) at the end of the episode, resulting in a passionate kiss between them.
Hunter Schafer, a 15-year-old student from Raleigh, North Carolina, was born on December 31, 1999. Hunter is the daughter of Katy Schafer and Mac Schafer.
While in high school in 2016, she became a plaintiff in the case challenging North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’ (House Bill 2), which requires individuals to use restrooms that correspond with their birth gender. She also wrote an essay lambasting the legislation and describing her own experience as a transgender woman, as well as joining the lawsuit.
Hunter Schafer studied abroad in Paris and London before enrolling at Manhattan School of Music, where he later earned a degree in acting. He moved to New York City to pursue a modeling career after completing high school.
She got her start in the fashion industry at New York Fashion Week. Schafer has collaborated with companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, Versus Versace, Dior, Miu Miu, Helmut Lang, and Maison Margiela throughout her career.
She collaborated with famous designers Vera Wang, Rick Owens, Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs, and Ann Demeulemeester in addition to working as an intern for them. She also made the cover of Teen Vogue and was interviewed by Hillary Clinton after being featured on the magazine’s 21 Under 21 list.
Euphoria character Jules represents trans teenagers
Hunter Schafer, like her Euphoria alter ego, is a transgender woman in reality. Schafer claims to have always known about her sexuality and to have come out as gay in the seventh grade, similar to her previous films.
However, in ninth grade, she was diagnosed with genetic dysphoria, an “unease” that a person may feel because of a mismatch between their biological s*x and their gender identity according to NHS UK.
She/they is a genderless or agender pronoun. He, she, and they are all acceptable options. She informed us that she dislikes being referred to as a cisgendered person.