“I would be happy if I were the last cisgender male to play a transgender female,” Jeffrey Tambor declared Sunday evening in accepting his second Emmy for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman, the trans woman at the center of Jill Solloway's darkly comic Amazon TV drama Transparent. "Please give transgender talent a chance," Tambor insisted according to the Guardian. "Give them auditions. Give them their story."
It's not clear whether Tambor will be on hand at the Castro Theatre this Wednesday, but "key members" of the show's cast and its creators will be according to the San Francisco Film Society, who are hosting a sneak preview of Transparent's third season. That comes out online this Friday, but the sneak preview will include an advance screening of that season's first two episodes and an hour-long onstage conversation with at least staff writer Our Lady J, and cast members Jay Duplass and Trace Lysette.
Per SFFS, "At the start of the third season, Maura (Jeffery Tambor) begins volunteering at an LGBTQ suicide hotline, and, after a jarring reality check, starts to contemplate gender confirmation surgery. Shelly (Judith Light), Maura's ex-wife, embraces a new relationship and resolves to open up about her side of things. Their children, meanwhile, continue on own their own journeys of self-discovery. Josh (Jay Duplass) is on the up in the Los Angeles music scene, but he still struggles to cope with his breakup with Rabbi Raquel (Kathryn Hahn). Sarah (Amy Landecker) strives for spiritual guidance in the wake of her divorce from Len (Rob Huebel) and her abruptly called-off wedding with Tammy (Melora Hardin). And Ali (Gaby Hoffman) begins to question her career path and her relationship with Leslie (Cherry Jones), her grad school professor."
Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, September 21, 7:30 p.m., $25