“Transparent” Creator Jill Soloway Talks With David Remnick

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Jill Soloway grew up with an “unavoidable, constant obsession with gender.” When her father transitioned to being a woman, Soloway channelled the experience into the television show “Transparent,” starring Jeffrey Tambor; she hoped to transform the way audiences understand gender. Soloway has a new series coming out this spring, titled “I Love Dick.” Based on the novel by Chris Kraus, the show is provocative, to say the least. Soloway spoke with David Remnick about how she runs her television sets, the criticism she received when she cast a straight man as a transgender woman, and what she’s doing to upend the patriarchy.

This episode originally aired on September 16, 2016.