Transparent. Amazon Series. Five stars!


Yesterday, as I sat at home (all plans to do what I had to do went to shit, to say the least) bored to my skull, I decided to watch the Amazon Series called “Transparent”.  I read about it while reading about Filipina trans Jennifer Laude’s murder so I decided to check it out.

I had no expectations about the series since I do not read synopsis.  I wanted to be surprised.  Usually, I get bored easily, I watch one episode and stop.  Since I don’t have much time watching television anyway, yesterday was a perfect day for me to watch something.  I took a long afternoon nap and had so much “sleep reserve”.

Season 1, 10 episodes.

I was surprised indeed!  This is a story of someone who is coming out as trans at a later stage in his life.  After being married for so many years, having had three children with his wife (played by Judith Light from Who’s the boss?), Maura Pfefferman (played by 70-year old Jeffrey Tambor), she believed that it was time.

Sexuality is something that none of us can explain fully well.  It has so many dimensions that we can’t be sure that we have already researched and found reasons why we do what we do and act like we act when it comes to sexuality.

I started watching the pilot and from the moment that the credits came up on the pilot episode, I wanted to click next right away to find out what happened next.  By 12:30 a.m., I finished the whole season.  (Thank you Amazon for uploading all 10 episodes in Amazon Prime).

I heard that the show just got renewed for another season which is absolutely fantastic!  I liked the way that season one ended.  It leaves so much space for more stories that are compelling in the coming seson(s).

I am sure that many of us are still wondering what trans is and how is it classified separately than gay or lesbian.  It really should be a class on its own so it could be understood separately from simply being gay, bi or lesbian.

The show gave me the opportunity to see the reality that we are all humans.  No gender can separate us from each other.  Only we, can choose that.

If you ever get the chance to see it on Amazon, do it.  I am lucky because I have Amazon Prime Student and it is included in my subscription.

Watch it. You won’t regret it.

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