Transparent’s season premiere makes everyone wonder what we’re still doing here

“How much longer is this gonna go on for?” Ali Pfefferman asks, exasperated. She’s talking to a team of people grilling her on her involvement with Leslie Mackinaw, the older professor played by Cherry Jones with whom she had a sexual relationship over the course of the past two seasons of Transparent. But she could…

Jill Soloway calls SNL’s Pat character “anti-trans propaganda”

During a panel about transgender representation on TV during the Television Critics Association press tour, Transparent creator Jill Soloway noted that Julia Sweeney’s long-running Saturday Night Live character Pat was an “awful piece of anti-trans propaganda that was handed out for years.” For those who missed SNL in…

Read This: Why this year’s Emmys were a great night for queer women

While there was still plenty of the “ol’ white men making jokes about diversity” schtick at the Emmys this year, there were at least some glimmers of hope for the future of Hollywood when it comes to queer representation in front of and behind the camera. Four queer women took home Emmys, which was a record in and of…

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Amazon’s new comedy pilots feature The Tick, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Kevin Bacon

Come August 19, Amazon will debut its latest batch of comedy pilots. The offerings are a motley mix. There’s I Love Dick, from Transparent’s Jill Soloway, which is based on a 1997 feminist text. It features frequent Soloway collaborator Kathryn Hahn alongside Griffin Dunne, as her character’s husband, and Kevin Bacon,…