News About Jill Soloway
What is there to say about Jill Soloway’s critically acclaimed, award-winning show Transparent? It is a beautiful, well-written series with its third season now available on Amazon Prime. The acting is fantastic. The themes are complicated, often without clear right or wrong sides. But when it comes down to it, what matters is there is such a great deal to say about it—the conversations surrounding Transparent are just as important as the fact that its main character, Maura Pfefferman (played by Jeffrey Tambor), is a trans woman.
One of Transparent’s most oft-quoted lines comes in just the second episode. In response to eldest daughter Sarah Pfefferman (Amy Landecker) asking Maura, “Are you saying that you’re going to start dressing up like a lady all the time?” Maura simply replies, “No, honey…My whole life I’ve been dressing up like a man.” And that’s that. She’s pulling herself out of unbearable circumstances—but this is just one step, and we are coming along with Maura for the very long road ahead.