One of our favorite Birds Jill Soloway won the Emmy this week for directing one of our favorite shows Transparent, launching an important discussion on telling LGBT stories.
How The Women of 'Transparent' are Working to 'topple the Patriarchy'
by Yvonne Villarreal
When “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway won her second consecutive Emmy in directing for a comedy series last week, she ended her acceptance speech with a call to action that lighted up the Internet.
“Topple the patriarchy, topple the patriarchy!” Soloway chanted.
She certainly has been doing her part.
Now in its third season, “Transparent,” inspired by Soloway’s own experience of having a parent come out as transgender late in life, has helped normalize an often demeaned and stigmatized segment of the LGBT community. The series is also acclaimed for its bold and unflinching portrayals of women, each with her own journey of personal exploration.
Last month, the women of “Transparent” — actors Alexandra Billings, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker and Judith Light, as well as writers Ali Liebgott, Our Lady J, and Bridget Bedard — gathered to reflect on what has been achieved with the series. Soloway, whose new production company, Topple, aims to develop female-centric stories, was interviewed a few weeks later.
Read the interview in the Los Angeles Times.