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Transparent Team Debuts Powerful Real-Life Docuseries on Trans Lives

Transparent Team Debuts Powerful Real-Life Docuseries on Trans Lives


The five slices of real trans life portrayed in the miniseries will having you crying or laughing. Or both.

Can't wait until the next season of Amazon's Transparent airs? Want to see more of the trans artists who work behind-the-scenes? Then check out This Is Me, a new online mini-documentary series about the real lives of the some of the show's trans talent.

Produced by Transparent showrunner Jill Soloway's Wifey TV and directed by Transparent co-associate producer Rhys Ernst, This Is Me places trans people in genuine conversations with each other about the hardships and joys of their lives, all while sitting in meaningful spaces that evoke nostalgia, a bit of heartache, and a lot of humor.

Episode 1, for instance, features transmasculine comedian D'Lo and transfeminine artist Maya Jafer inside a closet, discussing coming out to their South Asian families. Episode 3 features two trans women, a generation apart, walking through their histories in the shops of Los Angeles. And episode 5 features a group of trans women, including artist Zackary Drucker, walking proudly down the street together in a powerful "rarely seen glimpse of transfeminine sisterhood."

At the end of each episode, a simple message appears appealing to a larger issue, from the need for awareness of global transphobic violence, to transphobic so-called bathrooms bills, to the simple act of not assuming pronouns for people while in public.

Watch the whole series now on Entertainment Weekly before it begins streaming on Amazon next week.

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