You should be watching Transparent and not because of my brief appearance. It might be one of the best and most important TV shows ever.
Just a childhood hero riding off into the sunset.
David Bianculli reviews a new series on Amazon, Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development). Tambor plays Mort Pfefferman, the patriarch of a fractured family, who, at 70, decides to transition to be a woman—Maura.
"Tambor plays this character completely straight — so to speak — without any hint of cheap humor. And it’s Tambor’s commitment to the role that makes Transparent work so well, and so quickly. When Maura, dressed in a wig and a loose-fitting blouse, explains to her support group where she is in her journey to a new sexual identity, there’s no condescension whatsoever. Not from the group — and certainly not from the way Tambor plays her.”
Reblogged from NPR Fresh Air.
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About three weeks later I’m in limbo, literally dying painfully. I’ve thrown my back out I’m so stressed out about the whole thing. It’s Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. I’m in bed at 8 a.m. and I get a text: ‘Ted it’s Bill. Can you meet me at LAX in an hour?’ And I write back, ‘Yeah I’ll be there!’ Murray: ‘I’ll be at baggage claim, flight so-and-so.’
So I take a Vicodin and get in my car and I drive to LAX. I go to baggage claim and there’s a guy in a black rumpled suit holding a card that says ‘B. Murray’ on it. I go, ‘I think I’m with you.’ He says, ‘Yeah?’ I think, oh god, he doesn’t know anything either. Bill Murray comes walking down the hall with his golf bag and goes, ‘Ted? You want to talk about the script? Let’s go for a drive.’"
Reblogged from BAM! BAM! BAM!.