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New Amazon Series 'Transparent' Deals With Issues Of Transgender Identity, Familial Relationships: VIDEO

Transparent

Amazon's new original series "Transparent" is set to premiere on September 26th (with all ten episodes available to stream on Prime Instant Video), but until then the wonderful trailer for this darkly comic story will have to tide you over. 

"Transparent" follows the various members of the Pfefferman family as they come to terms with their patriarch, Mort (Jeffrey Tambor), announcing that he is now Maura. The trailer promises a great deal of humor and drama, as well as affecting performances from a stellar cast. 

The Amazon press release reads:

Written, directed and executive produced by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Soloway, Transparent is a ten episode, half hour novelistic series that explores family, identity, sex, and love. The series stars 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 (played by Light), and their children—meandering Ali (played by Hoffmann), record producer Josh (played by Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (played by Landecker). Each family member spins in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to offer our customers all episodes of Transparent in late September,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “Jill has an amazing ability to create deep, engaging and rich stories and characters. We think customers will enjoy this fresh, humorous, and touching series.”

Though the trailer mostly contains small snapshots of what are surely quite meaningful scenes, stick around for the last few seconds--you're sure to get a bit misty-eyed.

Will you be tuning in? Check out the trailer and decide, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Holy Moly! That looks great! I guess I'm giving in and getting a prime account...

    Posted by: JakeF | Aug 29, 2014 2:13:20 PM


  2. Thanks a lot Towleroad. I was eating lunch when I saw that pic of Jeffrey Tambor in a dress and makeup. There goes the appetite.

    How about fewer of these posts about dudes in dresses?

    Posted by: Dale | Aug 29, 2014 2:36:13 PM


  3. Wow. Joseph Ehrman-Dupre is really working hard to earn the $8 per article that Towleroad pays him. Joseph, I admire your work ethic, but really, you are becoming an embarrassment. Instead of giving us positive stories about gay people living our lives, you promote bathhouses and transsexuals. Why do you see your gayness as linked to promiscuity and gender disorders? Do you hate yourself, Ehrman-Dupre?

    Posted by: Sami | Aug 29, 2014 2:51:21 PM


  4. What a f*cked up response, Dale. Go spout your trans-phobic tripe on Fox News' website.

    Posted by: ColinATL | Aug 29, 2014 2:51:32 PM


  5. Cue activist outrage in 3.... 2.... 1....

    Posted by: anon | Aug 29, 2014 3:09:53 PM


  6. Heyyyy now...

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Aug 29, 2014 3:55:22 PM


  7. Trollroad, everybody!

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Aug 29, 2014 3:57:29 PM


  8. Rick, are you ever going to run out of aliases? What makes dale different from the other names you post under? You must think we're pretty oblivious.

    This show looks great. Seems well cast and has a compelling subject matter. It will probably be over the head of our simple, bigoted troll.

    Posted by: Tyler | Aug 29, 2014 4:16:45 PM


  9. Jeffrey Tambor is one of the world's best avant-garde actors. He is always daring and brilliant.

    Posted by: trees | Aug 29, 2014 4:32:11 PM


  10. How anybody can look at the photo accompanying this article and see anything other than a very, very sick, emotionally disturbed man trying desperately to be something he is not and can never be is totally beyond me.

    That anybody would regard him as anything other than that is a symptom of just how deeply sick Western culture is becoming and why the West is in such serious decline......

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 29, 2014 4:51:18 PM


  11. How anybody can look at the disgusting post I just wrote for this article and see anything other than a very, very sick, emotionally disturbed man trying desperately to be something he is not and can never be (a well-adjusted gay man) is totally beyond me.

    That anybody would regard me as anything other than that is a symptom of just how deeply sick closeted republican men are becoming and why cowards like me are in such serious decline......

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 29, 2014 5:02:32 PM


  12. However good it may be, I will never purchase any content from Amazon. Never.

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 29, 2014 5:07:11 PM


  13. Rick:
    Generalize much? There are other more important real issues like budget deficit and national debt which are of concern to a nation than any "symptom" deduced from a picture if there is any.

    Posted by: simon | Aug 29, 2014 5:39:17 PM


  14. There's a gay revolution going on in africa, gay africans are coming out to fight and die for their rights, where are the trannies, they hide and wait for all the work to be done then they come out and start behaving like they are part of the revolution.

    Posted by: BRUNO | Aug 29, 2014 5:40:48 PM


  15. Nasty stuff, this.

    Posted by: Rowan | Aug 29, 2014 5:45:38 PM


  16. Bruno, again: Pepe Julian Onziema. He's certainly done more to advance both gay rights and trans rights than you have. Then again, you don't seem interested in building the future, you just wanna tear stuff down.

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Aug 29, 2014 5:57:39 PM


  17. Rick, Rowan, Sami, Dale, Bruno. 5 aliases on one thread, Rick. You're a psycho. I'm sorry you have an insane obsession with Trans people trying to live their lives openly. You're clearly in a mental prison of your own design.

    Posted by: Tyler | Aug 29, 2014 6:05:00 PM


  18. the show looks good -- all the negative comments are coming from the same sad/lonely person. ignore her!

    Posted by: Honesty | Aug 29, 2014 8:09:26 PM


  19. Did I miss the article about the guy whose "boyfriend" intentionally infected him with hiv, or is this site ignoring that because it goes against the "all AIDS patients are saints" ethos?

    Posted by: Carmelo | Aug 29, 2014 9:33:54 PM


  20. This looks seriously kick ass.

    I may actually get Amazon Prime just for this.

    But I don't want to give up Netflix, either.

    Conundrums.

    Posted by: R | Aug 30, 2014 12:10:58 AM


  21. I can't wait to binge watch this, it looks amazing!

    Posted by: JMC | Aug 30, 2014 2:49:54 AM


  22. This looks amazing! Thank you, Amazon Prime -- this is a bold choice, and yet, so delicate and beautiful. Can't wait!

    Towleroad, your refusal to monitor comments on this site is so damn frustrating. You have such a great thing going for you and you spoil it all by not cracking down on the hate. It's disgusting. A troll is a troll -- I expect nothing less from them. But what's your excuse for continually condoning it? Shame on you.

    Posted by: Marc | Aug 30, 2014 3:43:34 AM


  23. This looks amazing! Thank you, Amazon Prime -- this is a bold choice, and yet, so delicate and beautiful. Can't wait!

    Towleroad, your refusal to monitor comments on this site is so damn frustrating. You have such a great thing going for you and you spoil it all by not cracking down on the hate. It's disgusting. A troll is a troll -- I expect nothing less from them. But what's your excuse for continually condoning it? Shame on you.

    Posted by: Marc | Aug 30, 2014 3:43:34 AM


  24. This looks amazing! Thank you, Amazon Prime -- this is a bold choice, and yet, so delicate and beautiful. Can't wait!

    Towleroad, your refusal to monitor comments on this site is so damn frustrating. You have such a great thing going for you and you spoil it all by not cracking down on the hate. It's disgusting. A troll is a troll -- I expect nothing less from them. But what's your excuse for continually condoning it? Shame on you.

    Posted by: Marc | Aug 30, 2014 3:43:34 AM


  25. This looks amazing! Thank you, Amazon Prime -- this is a bold choice, and yet, so delicate and beautiful. Can't wait!

    Towleroad, your refusal to monitor comments on this site is so damn frustrating. You have such a great thing going for you and you spoil it all by not cracking down on the hate. It's disgusting. A troll is a troll -- I expect nothing less from them. But what's your excuse for continually condoning it? Shame on you.

    Posted by: Marc | Aug 30, 2014 3:43:34 AM


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