November 20th marked Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which honors those who have lost their lives because of anti-transgender prejudice. (Reportedly, a person is killed somewhere in the world every two days for expressing gender nonconformity.) It’s difficult to understand the irrational hatred people harbor, and hopefully (among other ever-evolving cultural signposts) shows like Amazon’s “Transparent” help to destigmatize and educate about the trans community. Starring the brilliant Jeffrey Tambor, who plays Maura Pfefferman (née Mort Pfefferman), “Transparent” is at once a comedic and heartbreaking story about a somewhat dysfunctional family, but overall a completely captivating storyline that anyone can appreciate. Helmed by Bruce Gilbert, the soundtrack almost serves as another character, underlining key emotional moments. Give it a listen via Spotify.
Music from “Transparent”