It looks like the second season of “Transparent” will further the series’ diverse representation both in front of and behind the camera.
Of the six people announced as directors for the 10 episode season, only one is a cis male (Jim Frohna), with the exciting likes of Andrea Arnold, Marielle Heller, Stacie Passon, Silas Howard and series creator Jill Soloway making up the rest of the lineup. That’s pretty incredible (though we wish it didn’t have to be anymore).
Soloway was quoted over on our sister blog Women in Hollywood as saying that Hollywood’s male bias is the result of “guys… holding on so tightly to male protaganism because it perpetuates male privilege.” Soloway said that as a result these men “can point: ‘She’s old, she’s hot, she’s not, she’s old, she’s fat, she’s someone I want to bone, she’s past her prime, that person’s black, queer, fat.’ That pointer is a powerful thing. That white cis male gaze is like a lifeguard chair, it’s a watchtower — I’m way up here naming things. And they are NOT GIVING UP THOSE LOOKOUT SPOTS EASILY.”
Here’s to Soloway and “Transparent” for considerably putting their money where their mouths are.