“In this time when so many things make us feel lousy, this is the antidote.”- Paul Gross
I holler about the appalling absence of actual transgender actors all the time. But in The Tales of The City, I didn’t even know that many of the cast are actual nonbinary actors. So When I became aware that some of the cast are actual trans, and that part of them only plays single notes in the symphony at Barbary Lane, in the opening sonata anyways, I was awestruck.
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I’m not going to tell you about the gender non-confroming actors ((follow this link if you care to). I would not want to interject my feelings into what may be for you, a very personal and heartening experience.
I will tell you that this 10 episode revival is loosely based on the far less diverse books written by Armistead Maupin.
And that this is what we have been waiting for.
But ever so real.
When our transness plays a contributing factor in our greatness and not singularly the causation of additional trials and tribulations.
And lastly for all of us who have been displaced from the gayborhood, welcome home.