Reblogged: Op-ed: How Transparent Tried and Failed to Represent Trans Men

I have not yet seen the relatively new television show Transparent, but I have been hearing lots of trans-buzz about it. Nothing in the buzzing has compelled me to figure out how to see the show — I don’t have cable TV.  Or is it even on cable? See?  I’m so less-than-interested that I don’t even know where to go to watch it.

Considering that I haven’t seen the show, I should probably consider not posting about it, but I just read an op-ed piece in The Advocate by Cael Keegan that brings up some interesting points.  So I thought I would share it with any readers out there who are still checking in with this blog from time to time.  (And if you are, I truly thank you for that, as I have been AWOL for quite some time.)
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Op-ed: How Transparent Tried and Failed to Represent Trans Men

When the pilot for Jill Soloway’s new Amazon streaming series, Transparent, became available last April, I watched with both excitement and trepidation. For those of us who study and write about the politics of transgender representation, the past year has been an embarrassment of riches…

Read the entire piece here.

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One Response to Reblogged: Op-ed: How Transparent Tried and Failed to Represent Trans Men

  1. ravinj says:

    Hmm. I haven’t seen those episodes yet. This show reminds me of Nip/Tuck–everyone is broken and twisted despite living in the lap of upper middle class white privilege. Maura is the sanest and most sympathetic character in her family.

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