“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway doesn’t shy away from sharing her opinions — especially when it comes to standing up for the LGBTQ community.
She’s at Sundance Film Festival with Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, Griffin Dunne and others to talk about their upcoming series “I Love Dick,” which she created. The new series about a married couple’s relationship put to the test after they both fall for the same professor will is set to premiere on Amazon on Friday, May 12.
But Soloway also spoke to TheWrap about the forthcoming Trump era.
“By having the Trump administration stand as a figure of, sort of, awful patriarchy has really enlivened everybody else to recognize the
She also used her coined term, “Otherized,” again, “with a capital ‘O,'” as a way of describing minority groups that are being marginalized.
But there’s an upside.
“I believe it all happened for a reason — to allow us all to galvanize a revolution,” Soloway told TheWrap in Park City, Utah.
This is far from the first time the TV series creator has slammed the new president.
Soloway used her Emmy award win last fall as a platform to deride then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
She took Best Director in a Comedy Series for her groundbreaking Amazon series “Transparent” and did not mince words when asked to offer her sentiments on the Republican nominee.
“Jews were ‘Otherized’ in Nazi Germany to gain political power for Hitler and now Donald Trump is doing the same thing. He’s ‘Otherizing’ people,” Soloway said.
“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. This is ‘Otherizing’ with a capital ‘O’ … He needs to be called out at every chance he gets for being one of the most dangerous monsters to ever approach our lifetimes,” the “Transparent” showrunner continued.
In her acceptance speech, Soloway underscored the importance of taking oppressed groups and making them the heroes of narratives that accurately represent their “lived lives.”
Trump, she said, is a threat to those lives, “a complete dangerous monster, and any moment that I have to call Trump out for being an inheritor to Hitler, I will.”
Watch TheWrap’s full interview with Soloway and the cast of “I Love Dick” here: