Amazon’s new original series starring Jeffrey Tambor as a newly out transgender woman with self-absorbed grown children promises to be a complex family drama that will advance the conversation on trans issues while providing high-quality entertainment. Its pilot was one of several Amazon posted online, asking viewers to vote on which should be developed into series, and the public embraced Transparent with a passion.
The reaction was “beyond my wildest dreams,” creator Jill Soloway told The Advocate recently. All the episodes will be available beginning Friday. “My hope is that the show is going to be so emotionally, spiritually, sexually revolutionary that you won’t just watch it once,” Soloway said. “I want people to be laughing, I want them to be crying, and I want them to be turned on. I want them to have all three of those happening simultaneously. Maybe the show can do something that hasn’t been done before.” — Trudy Ring