Monday, November 27, 2006

AMC' Introducing Transgender Character

Yes the soap opera that I grew up on, All My Children is introducing a MF transgendered character, a rock star named Zarf who kisses Bianca, Lesbian daughter of Erica Kane. Now will this be a new romance for Bianca? Or will this be some twisted way for the soap to get Bianca's character involved with a Man? I hope not.

The show wasn't interested in doing something just to be sensational, she said. GLAAD and some transgenders were brought in as consultants in shaping the character, teaching the producers when it is appropriate to call a character "she" even before surgery, she said.

Damon Romine, a spokesman for GLAAD, said he hasn't seen the show yet but feels people involved were genuinely interested in telling the story with dignity. Emotions are so close to the surface in soap operas, and this story can serve a purpose by showing what transgenders go through, he said.




Technorati tags:

No comments: