superdumb supervillain: Transparent – What to Binge-Watch This Weekend

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Transparent – What to Binge-Watch This Weekend

I'm still pretty into my Amazon Prime account. It's a great deal if you use Amazon a lot, especially with their exclusive programming, such as their pilots and original series. This weekend sees the launch of Transparent, which looks poised to be a cult favorite. It stars Jeffery Tambor as a middle aged and recently transgendered woman reinserting himself into his family. 

All ten episodes are available for streaming now!

Written, directed and executive produced by Emmy nominee (Six Feet Under) and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner (Afternoon Delight) Jill Soloway, Transparent is a ten episode, half hour novelistic series that explores family, identity, sex, and love. The series stars Jeffrey Tambor as Maura, who has spent her life as Mort-the Pfefferman family patriarch. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone's secrets finally start to come out. This includes her ex-wife Shelly (Judith Light), and their children-meandering Ali (Gaby Hoffmann), record producer Josh (Jay Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (Amy Landecker). Each family member spins in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become. 

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