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AUGUST 13, 2019
TV’s Trans Tipping Point
Trans people have never been more visible in films or on television—but not everyone in the community feels seen by the current rash of trans-themed projects, from Transparent to Pose to Euphoria.Joy Press examines why in a story from Vanity Fair’s September issue. As she writes, “Inclusivity and diversity are big buzzwords in Hollywood, and progressive producers actively seek out transgender actors. For the most part, though, they still get cast in secondary roles. (Some days it seems like every lead character in TV has a trans sidekick.) And while trans writers are increasingly tapped to join writers rooms and develop series ideas, only a few trans-centric projects have made it to the air.” Deals like the one Netflix recently signed with Pose producer Janet Mock—a three-year, multimillion-dollar agreement for exclusive rights to her TV projects and a first-look option on feature films—are still very much the exception to the rule.
Elsewhere in HWD, contributor Oliver Whitney reviews the controversial film Adam, about a cisgender teenage boy who is mistaken for trans; Sonia Saraiya wonders why TV viewers so love hate-watching the ultra-wealthy in black comedies like Succession; HBO Max reportedly bets big on a pair of long-running Chuck Lorre sitcoms; and Yohana Desta digs into Chris Cuomo’s Godfather-themed Fredo freakout.