Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Law & Order: "Transitions"

Law & Order’s show tonight is about a trans teenager who is accused of attacking her father who insists she’s a boy and is trying to get custody of her from her mother.

9:59 PM definitely sympathetic. hopefully indicative of a sea change. still problematic in some ways, but pretty damn good for within the context of a police procedural.

9:57 PM crying.

9:54 PM history, violence, genitals.

9:52 PM oy.

9:51 PM hooboy. non trans advocate of trans youth loses her mind.

9:48 PM the kid can ACT. (& he’s from Poplar, WI.)

9:46 PM
wow. sympathy for the loved ones of the trans person who don’t get it! & also the anger & frustration & sadness of the trans person, too.

9:39 PM
getting worse. & worse than that. fast.

9:34 PM hooboy. weird turn. righteous trans youth activists who knock off pharmaceutical companies.

9:27 PM hrm. so far so good. inaccurate information, sure, but so far sympathetic. nearly an after-school special.

4 comments:

Vanessa said...

I just wanted to open a conversation with your bloggers about what I consider to be an example of transphobia committed by PETA. As a vegan, I am deeply disheartened and wanted to begin a discussion, and also get your input.

http://thecolonic.blogspot.com/2009/02/using-transphobia-to-fight-animal-abuse.html

Sincerely,
The Colonic

ginasf said...

I saw the last part 2/3rds of the show. The subplot with Danielle Sea (with obviously phony beard stubble) as leader of a group of transpeople breaking into a pharmaceutical warehouse was ridiculous. The plot with the trans school counsellor (who's in stealth) was looney (did you know RLE was 3 years in the 80s or 90s?). She got 8 years in prison for bopping the transgirl's father on the head. The young boy who played the transgirl did a good job- his performance was very moving. It was rather exploitive, not in their use of the subject of a young transitioner trying to get hormone blockers, but the way they integrated it into a Law and Order crime... it was appropriative in an lame attempt to give it meaning.

oni said...

Watched the second half last night. I've never actually watched the show, but this episode had me intrigued.

The trans child did an AMAZING job, wow. Amazing acting. I hate to sound creepy, but what a beautiful child. They really made you feel for her situation.

oni said...

Watched the second half last night. I've never actually watched the show, but this episode had me intrigued.

The trans child did an AMAZING job, wow. Amazing acting. I hate to sound creepy, but what a beautiful child. They really made you feel for her situation.