Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst Talk to David Haglund About Portraying the Transgender Experience

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 LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker attend the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

In their role as co-producers on the Amazon series “Transparent,” Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst advise Jill Soloway on how to portray the transgender experience with accuracy and sensitivity. They provide feedback on scripts, participate in “trans 101” workshops for new staff, and help bring trans crewmembers onto the set. The pair, who were a couple for many years, also have a book coming out in May that chronicles their relationship. They talk to The New Yorker’s David Haglund about their work on “Transparent” and their mission to promote acceptance of trans people.