'Transparent' crew not happy about restroom set up

Crew Of ‘Transparent’ Not Happy About Gender Neutral Bathrooms, Show’s Creator Prepared For New Project

Ironically enough, the crew of the hit show that follows the journey of a transgender woman, Transparent, are not comfortable with the “gender-neutral” bathrooms on set.

It’s being reported that crew members are not comfortable with the liberal lavatory set up, that expects men, women, and transgender individuals to use the same bathroom. These individuals on set are apparently afraid to speak up and prefer to avoid appearing intolerant, although they are distressed over the expectations by the show’s producers.

The New York Daily News relays the concerns of the the Transparent crew members.

“Toilets on the set of the critically acclaimed Amazon hit about a transgender woman’s journey are open to male, female and transgender occupants, making some uncomfortable with the prospect of running into a different gender in the restroom.”

The Emmy-award winning show has been celebrated for the manner in which it touches on such a sensitive subject and promotes inclusion as opposed to intolerance. For this reason, those who are uncomfortable with the toilet situation have kept silent on the subject. The cat is out of the bag, however, and the publication has shared additional details about the space that all sexes are to share.

“The bathrooms contain at least two stalls and two urinals, photos obtained by the gossip site show. They have been gender-neutral for more than a year, according to an…interview with ‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway.”

No reps from the hit program have spoken on the matter after the Daily News requested comment. However, the claims shared about crew members’ discomfort at sharing a gender-neutral bathroom come around the same moment that a number of protests have taken place due to various states not being tolerant of transgender individuals utilizing their selected restroom. North Carolina is one such state that has come under fire, as the publication shares. A number of celebrities have joined the protest against the intolerant laws set in place.

“…some states — notably North Carolina — have come under fire for anti-LGBT laws preventing transgender men and women from using restrooms based on their gender identity. Pearl Jam most recently canceled its Wednesday night show in Raleigh, N.C., in protest, following similar boycotts from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Ringo Starr and Quebec-based circus troupe Cirque du Soleil.”

Protests and crew discomfort aside, Transparent continues to be a massively popular show that has brought a number of notable celebrities around to take on roles for the show. Most recently, it was announced that reality star Caitlyn Jenner, who publicly transitioned from Bruce Jenner over the past year, will be appearing on the program. In addition, as the Inquisitr recently reported, actor Kevin Bacon is said to be in talks to work with the creator of the comedy Transparent, Jill Soloway, on a whole new project, titled I Love Dick.

Entertainment Weekly shares the details of the project and the pilot episode within which Bacon is in talks to star.

“The series, based on Chris Kraus’ 1997 novel of the same name, would feature Bacon as Dick, a charismatic professor who becomes the object of obsession for a struggling, married couple. Kathryn Hahn will play Chris, one half of the couple.”

After three seasons on Fox’s The Following, this would be a return to the small screen for the actor, whose accolades span multiple decades. Jill Soloway is set to not only executive produce the series but also direct the show’s pilot episode. After such success with her hit Transparent, it’s likely that I Love Dick has a good chance at being another hit under the talent of Soloway.

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