Transparent creator Jill Soloway, an Emmy winner for comedy directing, called Donald Trump “the most dangerous monster to ever approach our lifetime. He’s a complete dangerous monster and at any moment that I have to call him out for being an inheritor of Hitler I will.”
“He’s otherizing people, he calls women pigs if they don’t look like beauty pageant contestants, he blames Muslims and Mexicans for our problems. He makes fun of disabled people,” Soloway blasted backstage after her Emmy win.
“This is otherizing with a Capital ‘O’…. He needs to be called out,” she said.
Soloway appeared in the media center with best comedy actor winner Jeffrey Tambor (his second back-to-back win for the Amazon series). Both urged Hollywood to provide more opportunities for transgenders as well as to have them tell their stories. “Transpeople haven’t begun to tell their stories,” said Soloway.
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“When transpeople see trans live on TV, the world changes. The most shocking thing is when storytelling changes laws,” she said.
Said Tambor: “I hope there are more opportunities for transgender talent” and to be the “last cisgender male playing a female transgender role.”
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