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Earlier this year, when Dylan Mulvaney, who had accrued millions of followers for her “Days of Girlhood” series documenting her transition on TikTok, posted some Bud Light spon-con on her Instagram feed, she was just doing what many cute, spunky young people dream of doing: getting paid to overshare in the glare of her ring light. But instead, it turned into something of a nightmare. Much to Mulvaney’s surprise — she certainly never intended to offend anybody — she stirred up an opportunistic right-wing troll army that boycotted Bud Light. “In the process,” as New York’s Brock Colyar writes in this intimate profile of the trans influencer and aspiring Broadway-musical star at home in her pink-painted Hollywood bungalow, “Mulvaney became a woke villainess to some — and a queer heroine to the rest of us.” But with her new celebrity friends behind her, newly blonde hair, and somewhat edgier fashion sense, she’s going to make the most of it.
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