Caitlyn Jenner and Kim Kardashian have said that watching “Transparent” together as a family helped them get through Jenner’s transition. Now, according to the show’s creator, Jenner’s groundbreaking story may be coming to the Amazon series.
Speaking at Tuesday’s Brass Ring Awards at the Beverly Hilton, Jill Soloway revealed that Jenner has been invited to show’s set in Los Angeles. “I don’t know if she’d want to act, but we definitely want to incorporate the fact that she came out into this season,” Soloway told Variety. “Just to have that base conversation somewhere in a scene, for sure.”
Soloway was happy that “Transparent,” which is currently filming its second season, could play a small part in trans awareness. “I feel like the change in the transgender community has happened because of the lived lives of trans people. There is a sea change happening right now, a revolution and we’re definitely in there a part of it,” she said. “Sometimes I just trip on the fact that she’s the patriarch of the most famous family on the planet. There’s an international resonance with people recognizing that trans people are people too.”
“Transparent” is based on Soloway’s own father, who came out as transgender about four years ago. She talked about watching the “About Bruce” episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” where Jenner opened up to his family. “The whole family transitions because everybody’s changing. If one person becomes more authentic, everyone comes to be more authentic. If you’re not being yourself, you can’t have an honest communication with someone who is being themselves. So everyone really grows from it. It calls everyone into their higher self.”
Soloway said Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover was beautiful and that “she looks like an angel,” but also called attention to Laverne Cox’s blog post about trans women. “There’s the glamorous part of being trans, then there’s the reality, which is the trans movement is just starting. It’s still unsafe for trans people to use bathrooms. It’s just beginning and there are miles to go on this life’s journey so hopefully (Jenner will) get to be a part of the community and I know she will be because she will be an activist for change.”