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Transparent actress Trace Lysette says Jeffrey Tambor sexually harassed her, as well

Last week, we reported that Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor had been accused of harassing Van Barnes, a trans woman who served for several years as his assistant. The accusation from Barnes—who alluded to “inappropriate behavior” on the actor’s part—has led to an investigation by Amazon, and rumblings that the actor…

Transparent gives up the ghost while keeping some of its bad ways in the season 4 finale

“House Call” is a finale full of send-offs but few goodbyes, proving once again how little anything sticks on Transparent. But this time, it isn’t mere tolerance that’s keeping the Pfeffermans (and their now-extended family) in each other’s lives. A general air of acceptance fills the episode, beginning with Maura…

For its penultimate episode, Transparent finds peace on the Dead Sea 

With members of the Pfeffermans either literally or figuratively wandering the desert like a lost tribe in “Desert Eagle,” “They is on the Way” is the oasis that awaits as the reward after a time of strife. Given the family’s personalities (and demands of a maintaining a dramatic show) it’s hard to imagine the…

Transparent aims “Desert Eagle” in multiple directions, not all of them on-target

Transparent doesn’t go for tidy. Its characters are all in varying states of personal disarray, and in season four, that’s really seeped into the bones of the series. The show follows that mess into the wilderness in “Desert Eagle,” in which the Pfefferman crises du jour manifest in hammy dream sequences, touching…

Ali grapples with Israel and identity in a snoozy Transparent

There’s usually one—at least one—mid-season episode, in even the prestige-iest of prestige dramas, that’s more about establishing what’s to come rather than making a ton of emotional strides. Apparently we’re in the mid-season doldrums with Transparent, as “Babar The Borrible” actually makes its direct antecedent, “I…

Transparent is on a Birthright trip, and no one is going to want to see the photos

In theory, there’s a lot of dramatic potential in the setup for the second half of this season of Transparent. The rest of the American Pfeffermans (minus Simon and Sarah and Len’s kids) arrive in Israel to meet Moshe, prompting a slight confrontation with his other family and kicking off a road trip that will consume…

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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…