LGBT-related media attention surrounding Amazon’s extraordinary series “Transparent” has largely revolved around its titular woman Maura, which is fair enough. But the series’ other primary LGBT character is arguably just as fascinating.
Maura’s eldest daughter Sarah — played by the remarkable Amy Landecker — begins the first season of “Transparent” as the most heteronormative of the entire cast. Straight married with kids and money, Sarah is on paper the only Pfefferman offspring with their shit together. But that falls apart very, very quickly as Sarah dives into a season long attempt at re-invention that mirrors her “moppa” Maura. As Maura begins to come out as a transwoman, her daughter burns down her picket fence lifestyle via an affair with her college girlfriend Tammy. It’s a narrative arc we’ve certainly seen before, but under the guise of “Transparent” creator Jill Solloway it feels entirely original and offers us one of the most complex, flawed and interesting queer women on television right now.
Here’s a little intro to Sarah:
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