Why Joey Soloway Didn’t Walk Away From ‘Transparent’ After the Jeffrey Tambor Scandal


TheWrap Emmy magazine: ”It really felt like, we have to do this on our terms — not on Jeffrey’s terms, not on MeToo’s terms, not on ‘Transparent’ fans’ terms,“ says the showrunner formerly known as Jill Soloway

A version of this story about Joey Soloway and “Transparent Musicale Finale” first ran in the Limited Series & Movies issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

“Transparent” creator and showrunner Joey Soloway, who identifies as nonbinary and recently changed their first name from Jill to Joey, was faced with an untenable situation when the series’ star, Jeffrey Tambor, was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017. Tambor was at the center of “Transparent” as Maura Pfefferman, who late in life comes out to his wife and adult children as a trans woman, a plotline inspired by Soloway and their sister Faith’s experience with their own father.

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Steve Pond

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