Positive trans exposure in popular culture continues: “I Am Jazz” renewed, “Transparent” second season underway

silas howard transparentLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The TLC reality series “I Am Jazz” is being picked up for another season.  The show follows 15-year-old Jazz Jennings, and show the world as seen from the eyes of a transgender kid.

Jazz, of course, is a trans role model extraordinaire who has been a positive beacon of hope for trans kids everywhere. Her numerous accolades, as well as a book and the TV series is an example of what is attainable by trans kids even when confronted with adverse conditions.

Jazz in the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal: “I have been sharing my story for almost a decade because I don’t want anyone else to feel alone or scared… I hope that I Am Jazz continues to open people’s hearts by helping them to understand what it is like to be transgender.”


The second season of the award-winning transgender themed show television show “Transparent” is now underway. New this season is the addition of a trans director, Silas Howard. Last season creator Jill Soloway directed most of the episodes herself. Soloway: “Silas is a master at exercising one of our No. 1 leadership principles: be chill. He brought an energy to the set that cultivated a safe space for experimentation and ultimately served this story with performances that hit every beat.”

Silas Howard on getting the job: “I reached out to Jill first season, because I just was excited about it, I wanted to throw my hat in the ring. I was very overt about that.”  

Soloway on directing: “Directing is a great privilege. It’s a privilege to share your vision of the world with, well, the world. For too long the white cis male gaze has dominated. . . .”


Yup, more things going on than just Caitlyn Jenner. There’s room for all of us!


My most recent article on Jazz: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/11/28/religious-extremists-get-trans-kid-jazz-jennings-book-i-am-jazz-banned/

Most recent article on “Transparent”: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/09/21/we-have-a-trans-civil-rights-problem-overwhelming-public-support-following-emmy-speech-crashes-trans-rights-website/

I am Jazz: http://www.out.com/popnography/2015/12/07/i-am-jazz-about-trans-teen-jazz-jennings-picked-season-2

Silas Howard: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/12/silas-howard-transparent-director

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