Watch this brilliant and wide-ranging discussion between Transparent creator Jill Soloway and HuffPostLive host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. There is much in the questions and answers that is culturally important. Listening can help even the most slow to change individuals understand what the T in LGBT is about.
The conversation, of course, takes in season 2 of Transparent, but it is bigger than that. There’s talk about secrets and families and feminism and playing and many infrequently discussed transgender issues.
Regarding Transparent, Jill Soloway said, “Now that the bubble wrap is off, it’s time for the whole family to transition.” You get an idea of what that means to Soloway as the child of a transgender parent, and to the people creating and playing in the TV series Transparent.
I thought Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani did an excellent job with her questions. With help from Transparent, Jill Soloway, Laverne Cox, Janet Mock and many others, we’ve come a long way in a short time in learning how to talk about transgender issues.
It’s worth your 30 minutes.
The cast of Orange is the New Black is busy doing publicity for season 2. There are interviews and talk shows and all kinds of press going on. I thought I’d collect a few of these videos right here for you to enjoy.
If you an obsessed fan like I am, you probably enjoy seeing the cast members being themselves in front of a camera instead of playing a part. Also, it’s nice to see them in street clothing.
This one is from MSNBC and features Lea DeLaria and Matt McGorry. Aww, they’re holding hands.
From HuffPostLive with Dascha Polanco and Lea DeLaria.
A Hey You Guys interview with Jason Biggs and Laura Prepon.
Another from Hey You Guys with Taylor Schilling and Danielle Brooks.
This one is a little heavy on the PR, but interesting.
This is from the Today Show. It’s old embed code, so it may not work on all devices. I apologize if it affects you. The interview included Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Jason Biggs and Uzo Aduba.
Another Today show interview with Laura Prepon.
Katie Couric asked for a second chance with Laverne Cox and had a much better interview than the first time. Here’s a bit of their talk.
Thanks for watching. Hope you enjoy this type of post