‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway works on new Amazon series
The creator of ‘Transparent’ is producing a new series for Amazon.
Jill Soloway is creating the new series, ‘I Love Dick’, which is about a married couple living in a town in Texas.
The show will feature Kathryn Hahn, who also plays a female rabbi on Transparent.
‘I Love Dick’ is based on Chris Kraus’s 1997, and a pilot is currently being worked on.
It follows a married filmmaker who falls in love with a theorist named Dick, and ends up travelling across America.
Soloway – who also produced Six Feet Under – came out during a recent interview, and revealed she is in a relationship with poet Eileen Myles.
The writer has previously spoken about how Transparent is a semi-autobiographical story based on the transition of her own parent from male to female.
When accepting awards on behalf of the series, she has often spoken about her own Moppa – an invented word for a transgender parent also used to refer to Jeffrey Tambor’s character in the series.
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Her real-life Moppa appeared in public for the first time last month, at a White House LGBT reception where the first episode of the show’s second series was aired.
The White House’s LGBT Artists Champions of Change event was part of a programme recognising the achievements of activists on a range of issues.
Soloway shared a picture of Tambor and her parent, writing: “Moppa and Moppa at the White House.”
The writer also posted a picture of her Moppa meeting with Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett.
Transparent returns for a second season next month. Click here to see the latest trailer.