As I’ve said before, my job was to sit down with him and answer lots of questions about what it’s like to be trans, and to make a recording of me reading his lines from the script.
From there, Jared did Jared’s thing: a brilliant, eccentric artist created his own performance of a movie character.
Hosted by Alec Mapa, co-starring Andrea James and produced by World of Wonder, “Transamerican Love Story” used comedy and drama to show what dating and romance is like for transsexual woman and the men who date them.
I hope you'll indulge me in a brief bit of self-promotion as I make my long-overdue introduction to the readers of Psychology Today.
That may be an inconvenient truth, but there you have it.
Born in Nashville, TN, Calpernia was a child of the Eighties.
I've seen life from both sides of the gender divide at different points in my life, as well as from outside it altogether, and with that experience comes some pretty interesting insight.
I plan to write about experiences like entering the heterosexual dating pool as a transsexual woman, stories from the current zeitgeist such as Barbara Walters' coverage of children with gender issues, and political news such as the recent Congressional hearing examining the discrimination against gender non-conforming people in the workplace.
And then one dude on the show tries to play it off like he doesn’t care, one dude is sort of into it, six dudes drop off the face of the Earth, and two dudes go on a murderous rampage.
By Sheila Marikar In the hormone-loaded, rejection-ridden world of reality dating shows, there are many variations on the old boy-meets-girl/girl-meets-boy scenario: Dashing boy meets lots of girls -- "The Bachelor." Scorned girl meets lots of boys -- "I Love New York." Bisexual girl meets 10 boys and 10 girls -- "A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila."And now, transgender girl meets eight boys who know, from the get-go, that their would-be lover was not always a lady -- "Transamerican Love Story."Tango’s Take Whew.
Thank goodness that the guys on the show know that the lady is a post-op transgender.
“Uh, I didn’t even think to ask why Logo would be shooting a heterosexual dating show.
I just wanted everyone back in my hometown to know how cool I am.