Thursday, July 05, 2018
If You Want Trans TV Shows, Gotta Watch Them
Anytime that we had a show that featured a Black person, like Star Trek and Nichelle Nichols, Diahann Carroll's Julia, or the Flip Wilson Show, it was Must See Black TV.
We trans peeps are also capable of playing cis masculine and cis feminine characters if just given that opportunity.
POSE has five trans actors with major roles in this show in MJ Rodriguez (Blanca Evangelista) Dominique Jackson (Elektra Abundance), Hailie Sahar (Lulu Abundance), Indya Moore (Angel Evangelista) and Angelica Ross (Candy Abundance)
Ratings still matter and are the lifeblood for television shows. They determine whether TV shows have long multiseason runs or die in one and done fashion. It is why people who claim that accurate trans representation in the media is important to them, take some time out of their Sunday evening (or whenever they can binge watch or stream it) to tune into FX and watch POSE.
POSE's success could also lead to more studios being willing to take a chance on producing more trans themed TV shows with trans actors in them, along with trans people writing the scripts.