8 series that have made the trans community visible in an inspiring way


In recent years, a good handful of series have touched the trans reality with characters with a lot of depth. Most of them, in addition, have chosen to choose interpreters who know what their characters are experiencing, because they were not comfortable with the genre they were born with. Taking advantage of the fact that this Wednesday, March 30, the digital channel of RTVE, Playz, premieres To be or not to bea fiction about a trans teenager starring the Barcelonan Ander Puighere we review eight television titles that have done their bit to make visible (and normalize) the collective in an inspiring way.

‘Transparent’, the pioneer

Winner of eight Emmys and two Golden Globes, the series starring Jeffrey Drum was the first that openly approached, with a protagonist, the experience of a family Guy who, already in maturity, confesses to her relatives that she has been feeling like a woman for a long time. Oblivious to her comments, she decides to take the step that she never dared. Her success was clouded by the accusations of harassment against the protagonist, which pushed him to leave the series.

‘Sense 8’, the Wachowski touch

The sisters Lilly and Lana Wachowski, both transgender, opted for a science fiction series with many LGTBI touches. One of the protagonists, Nomi (Jamie Clayton), is a trans girl who maintains a relationship with a woman, although her story does not focus on her sexual condition, but on the incredible connection she has with the other main characters.

‘Pose’, the world of ‘ball culture’

Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee, The politician) became immersed in the LGBTI subculture known as ball culture of the New York of the 80s with this series that is one of the greatest exponents of the visibility of trans artists: its creator wanted the five protagonists to know firsthand what it means to deal with transphobia.

‘Euphoria’, the example of Jules

A series as groundbreaking and explicit as euphoria (especially with the sex and drug scenes) he opted for a trans actress, hunter schaferfor one of the most important characters, Jules. Although at one point the young woman’s sexual condition was discussed, especially when addressing her childhood, her plot with rue it goes much further.

‘Veneno’: the sensitivity of the Javis

The Jays took to the small screen, with the sensitivity that characterizes them, the book of Valeria Vegas on the poisonthe whirlwind of Tonight we cross the Mississippi and trans icon of the Spain of the 90s. They were always clear that they would have transgender actresses: Daniela Santiago, Isabel Torres, Jedet (which took the Ondas) and lola rodriguez.

‘We Are Who We Are’, a journey of self-discovery

The arrival in Italy of the young Fraser (jack dylan), to the US Army military base where his mother and her partner have just been transferred, takes him to meet Caitlin (Jordan Kristine Seamon), the daughter of another soldier. Together with her, who hides her family and her friends who sometimes runs away from home dressed as a boy, he will start his own journey of self-discovery. The portrait of the new generation that flees from labels and incorporates terms such as fluid gender.

‘Everything else’: an unrequited love

April Zamoraactress (Vis a vis, The mess you leave, The life ahead), screenwriter (Elite) and television creator (Ladies of (H)AMPA), stars, directs and writes this series that he recognized had a lot of her. Although her character made reference to transsexuality, the story went in other directions: an unrequited love.

‘The cable girls’: a taboo subject in the 20s

Netflix’s first Spanish series featured a handful of women who started out working as telemarketers and ended up empowering themselves, running companies and standing for election. Among them was Carlota (Anna Fernandez), who lived a forbidden love with Sara (Anne Dusty), who felt better as Oscar.


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