“The one thing about the show is that I feel like it seems like a niche show because it has the word “trans” in the title, but it’s a really relatable family show. It has the potential to be like All in the Family or The Cosby Show in terms of speaking to everybody. I run into a lot of people who say “I’ve watched it with my parents,” or “I’ve watched it over and over again,” I don’t know, I don’t think you have to be trans or queer or Jewish or a feminist. In fact, I think the show works just as well for you if you’re not. It’s really relatable and I’m just excited for people to watch it.” — Jill Soloway on Transparent, a must-watch show that premieres the entire first season this Friday on Amazon.
My interview! Jill Soloway is a delight. I’ve seen the first four episodes and they’re wonderful, especially if you miss a show like Six Feet Under. Maybe my tumblr is the safe space where I can talk about how stupid-hot I find Jay Duplass in the show. (sooooooooooooo hot) This and The Affair, which I’ve also seen, seem to be the best new shows of the season.