The Rise of Transgender Stories in Film/TV

Ever since Caityln Jenner came out the world, we have seen a rise in stories being told about transgender people. This year, we’ll see two feature films that concern being transgender (The Danish Girl and About Ray). Television too has gotten in on the trend which shows like I Am Cait and I Am Jazz. And before that we had Transparent on Hulu. What have been the conditions that have led to this rise in transgender storytelling?

  • These conditions are still very recent and I think it would be a good idea to mention how tabloid headlines mocked Caitlyn persistently during her transitional years...she could have stayed away from the public eye but maybe the public emphasized with her struggle once she was able to look and feel true to herself. – katrinafowler 9 years ago

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