Doh! Of course someoneontheinternutz told her it’s wrong! And take it down she did, followed by this bit of grovelling to appease her Twanz Over
Of course, many of my loyal reader (singular), are scratching their head with a mixture of both confusion and not giving a damn. Don’t worry, me too!
Background on Soloway, the creater and director of a TV series called ‘Transparent’. The title is a play on words, as it seems that Soloway’s father, in later life, came out with a case of the LaydeeFeels. Even with this firsthand experience, Soloway slurps at the JendahQueerdom Fountain with some gusto (follow the Dikipedia link).
As part of the making of the show, Soloway enacted a “transfirmative action program,” “favoring the hiring of transgender candidates over nontransgender ones.” This meant that “20 trans people had been hired in the cast and crew, and more than 60 had been employed as extras.” She also hired “two full-time transgender consultants to steer her away from any pitfalls.” All the bathrooms on set are gender-neutral. In research for the show: “Our work has been influenced by our consultants, well-known transgender cultural producers Jennifer Finney Boylan, Rhys Ernst, and Zackary Drucker. On our coffee table at work we have the Trans zine Original Plumbing, as well as every book ever written about being trans. My favorite is Whipping Girl by Julia Serano.”
Dear dawg, she must have hired just about every M2T in California from the film/tv biz. And copies of ‘Original Plumbing‘ on set, really?
But that didn’t stop a bunch of twanz and twanz allies from chastising Soloway (dead link to this below), until Soloway began her grovelling—don’t worry, that won’t be the end of the grovelling Soloway will be expected to do, now and forever more. I believe the minimum penance is three Hail Lorettas and Assume the Position on an hourly basis, and perhaps even some self-flagellation as well?
You can understand some of Soloway’s confusion, in a comparethemeercats kind of way, behold:
Spot the difference? Yup.
I really did not know much about Jenner before the flood of articles about his LaydeeFeels in the last few weeks, and even as early as December (dunno why the chastising post is being so coy about Jenner’s LaydeeFeels, seems like old news to me). Articles about Jenner’s LaydeeFeels are almost as abundant as Kardashians in the meeja. I did say almost. Given Jenner is Kim Kardashian’s step-father.
Of course, Jenner’s LaydeeFeels didn’t get in the way of fathering six children by three different women. Tutts, another Laydee doin’ Laydee wrong.
Somewhere between appearing on the Wheaties box, fathering six childrenz, and being dumped by wifey #3, Jenner’s inner laydee began to emerge (we can only speculate that the ‘irreconcilable differences’ cited in the divorce proceedings were ~nothing~ at all to do with inner-Laydee). Nosiree.
Speaking of the Wheaties box, which we must declare as Truly Twanzphobic back in 1977—well some kind soul (not me btw) fixed it.
Cool. One bit less twanzphobia in the world.
All that is left now, is for Jenner to pick his LaydeeFeels name. How about “Jenny Jenner”, mmm, catchy! Doesn’t quite qualify for a Lazy Tranny Name, but still, it has a certain ring to it.
[Link]: slate.com/blogs/ outward/2015/01/30/transparent_s_jill_soloway_apologizes_for_bruce_jenner_transdashian_post.html