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Josh stagnated after the end of his relationship with his fiancee Raquel (Kathryn Hahn) at the end of season two, and was forced to deal with the shock of his ex-lover, babysitter, and mother of his son Rita’s suicide. One of his attempts to move on took the form of an attempted relationship with Shea, an exotic dancer, trans woman, and friend of Maura’s played by Trace Lysette.
- Erin Nyren
Jeffrey Tambor is an actor, a voice artist and a popular comedian who has been entertaining the American public for decades. He is well known for the roles that he has played in popular television series. These include Hank Kingsley on “The Larry Sanders Show,” and as Oscar Bluth and George Bluth Sr. on “Arrested Development.” He also served as a voice actor for the “Little Rascals” television series in the early 1980s. But he’s also made some significant contributions in film. He’s multi-talented and can deliver in any film genre from comedy to drama. Here are the top 5
- Nat Berman
by Chris Feil
Most of the awards talk over Transparent’s three seasons has orbited around Jeffrey Tambor’s genius work at its center. This past season was its best acted among the entire ensemble, with emotionally raw complexity from Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker that also deserves Emmy’s attention. But the most rewarding powerhouse performance this time was Judith Light as fraught matriarch Shelly. Many months ago, she became my favorite performance of the TV year and remained so ever since.
The third season brought Shelly closer to the forefront, detailing further the abuse she suffered as a child and her quickly developing romance with the increasingly suspect Buzzy (Richard Masur). When Buzzy’s manipulations come to light and her family continually shrugs off her abrasive attempts at connection, we see not only her mounting disappointments but a growing ability to stand on her own two feet. It »
- Chris Feil
The Idyllwild Wimmin’s Music Festival. Various iterations of gender, sexuality, intersectionality, and feminism. Sia. Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) has experienced a bunch of new things since the beginning of “Transparent” — so it’s almost surprising she hasn’t tried edibles yet. With the help of her daughter Ali (Gaby Hoffman), it looks like Maura will officially cross that off her bucket list as well in the upcoming season of Jill Soloway’s Amazon dramedy.
“It’s medical marijuana in this delicious, cute little gummy bear,” Ali explains to her parent in the teaser for “Transparent” Season 4. Wordlessly, Maura pops the gummy into her mouth as Ali looks on in delight. “Uh, I was just gonna have you eat the head,” Ali says. “You’re gonna be so high!”
As for the other Pfeffermans, the teaser hints that Sarah (Amy Landecker) and her ex-husband are growing closer, Ali’s newest passion is Judaism, and Josh (Jay Duplass) is living with mother Shelly (Judith Light).
“Transparent” was created by Soloway, who also serves as showrunner on the Emmy-winning series. Soloway is involved with a number of other projects at Amazon, including the new series “I Love Dick,” based on Chris Kraus’ 1997 epistolary novel, a musical comedy about love and self-discovery, and a limited series about a women’s rodeo.
No word on an official premiere date yet, but the fourth season of “Transparent” is expected in late summer or early fall. Check out the teaser below.
Teaser Watch: Maura Experiments with Edibles in Season 4 of “Transparent” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Amazon Video has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth season of the award-winning comedy drama series Transparent which stars Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, and Judith Light; watch it below…
“From acclaimed creator Jill Soloway comes Season Four of Transparent, winner of eight Emmys and two Golden Globes. The Pfeffermans take off on a spiritual and political journey as they dig deep into their family’s history. Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) heads to Israel to speak at a conference and makes a startling discovery. Before long the rest of the family joins her for an explosive adventure. Adrift in the desert, Maura, Ali (Gaby Hoffmann), Sarah (Amy Landecker), Josh (Jay Duplass) and Shelly (Judith Light) ultimately set off on their own paths to find acceptance, love, and truth.” »
- Amie Cranswick
Have you ever not watched a show or movie simply because of the person who was acting in it? It could be one of the most highly acclaimed movies in the world but for whatever reason you just refuse to watch because of some nonsensical factor. That’s kind of how I feel about the show Transparent. I happen to like Jeffrey Tambor. I always have and I always will. But I just can’t watch him in this show because every time I do I get nightmares. I don’t know why, I just do. Truth be told when it comes to
- Nat Berman
It’s no secret that dating and relationships come with tons of drama. So it’s ironic that TV’s comedies are the ones that often have the most realistic examples of modern courtship.
“Obviously our characters are extreme. I always say we’re presenting a heightened version of reality, but I think we try to represent the messiness, and I think people can relate to it because there’s bad in everything that’s good,” says Stephen Falk, the creator of Fxx’s “You’re the Worst,” a “romantic comedy” that has seen couples struggle with open relationships, faltering careers, Ptsd, depression and, by the end of its third season, commitment. “I think people relate to the flawed nature of everyone … there’s also probably a bit of, ‘Well,
sh–t, these characters are absolute messes, so at least I am healthy, comparatively.’”
Those extra hits of authenticity can also be seen in creator-star Donald Glover’s »
- Whitney Friedlander
After taking a cruise that led the Pfefferman family to acrimony in the final episode of Transparent's third season, the clan is back home, pushing forward and still coming of age in the trailer for the Amazon series' fourth season, which does not yet have a confirmed premiere date.
The one-minute clip shows matriarch Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) opining on dating life itself, son Josh (Jay Duplass) feeling smothered by mother Shelly (Judith Light), saying, "Your energy is like there's a gas fire in the kitchen right now," and daughter »
“Family is gross, but it’s important.” We’re getting the first look at Season 4 of Amazon’s Transparent, which sees the Pfeffermans taking to far-off places and enjoying a few edibles, in the form of some special gummy bears, along the way. Per Amazon, in Season 4, the Pfeffermans go on a spiritual and political journey as they dig deep into their family’s history. Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) heads to Israel to speak at a conference and makes a startling discovery. Before long… »
Family is complicated, and few shows take that theme to heart better than “Transparent.” Amazon‘s hit series has its fourth season coming up, and it looks like things remain lovingly complex for the Pfeffermans.
Not much is revealed about the plot in this new teaser, but we do see Jeffrey Tambor‘s Maura discovering the delights of marijuana laced gummi bears.
Continue reading Family Is Gross In First Trailer For ‘Transparent’ Season 4 at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Joining Transparent for season two, Our Lady J became the first transgender woman in the writers’ room of Amazon’s Emmy-winning series, bolstering creator Jill Soloway’s commitment to telling an authentic story that, while inspired by her transgender parent Carrie, is ultimately shaped by the transgender community onscreen and behind the camera.
A classically trained musician and cabaret performer, Our Lady J participated in a weeklong TV writing workshop Soloway launched to find a transgender writer to join the staff. By the end, Our Lady J, who also appears in season two’s flashback scenes, was hired. “When I walked into the room for the first time, everyone listened to what I had to offer,” she says of not feeling like just a token hire -- often considered a shortsighted solution to increasing diversity on a staff -- but like someone who mattered, who was heard. And soon she was tasked with writing her first episode »
“I woke up and I was like, ‘I have to talk about this,’ because I was seeing such a mirrored response from everyone around me,” the veteran showrunner says. “Everyone complaining and saying they couldn’t work and felt devastated.”
His response? An election-inspired episode, “Lemons,” with a heartfelt debate about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and America’s future at the office of Dre (Anthony Anderson). The episode aired just two months after the election and won widespread praise for, among other things, giving each side its due.
“It came out quick enough where it could still be impactful,” Barris says. “The actors didn’t have a lot of rehearsal time; we didn’t have time to really do notes. What you saw was basically what was written.”
- Scott Collins
Jeffrey Tambor has taken home the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series two years running, and it’s entirely possible (even likely?) the Transparent star will pick up a third-consecutive statue this September.
One thing we know for certain: Tambor will absolutely, without question occupy one of the six lead-actor slots when nominations are announced on July 13. We can also confirm right here, right now that the acting vet — spoiler alert! — once again made TVLine’s Dream Emmy roster.
PhotosEmmys 2017: Lead Actor, Comedy — Dream Nominees
But who else scored a coveted spot on our Outstanding Lead Actor »
- Joey Moser
The world is a dark and scary place, but at least there’s one bright spot we can all latch onto: Tonight, there is peace among Hellboys. The Hollywood Reporter says that old Hellboy actor Ron Perlman and new Hellboy actor David Harbour recently met up at the behest of comedian Patton Oswalt, who apparently convinced the two Hellboys to shake their Right Hands Of Doom and sit down to a friendly dinner. In early May, Millennium Films announced that it was rebooting the Hellboy series, with Neil Marshall replacing Guillermo Del Toro as the director and Harbour replacing Perlman as Hellboy himself. Del Toro’s two Hellboy movies were very important to Perlman, and though he hadn’t spoken publicly about the reboot until now, his co-star Jeffrey Tambor seemed to echo a lot of people’s feelings when he criticized the “loyalty” of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
- Sam Barsanti
The filmmaking Duplass brothers were already making some big life changes when the election of Donald Trump uprooted everything.
“When Trump got elected, almost all of the ideas that Mark and I had immediately dropped off the table,” Jay Duplass told IndieWire recently at a SAG-aftra Foundation panel. “We were like, ‘everything has changed.’ Humor has changed. Impulse has changed.”
The Duplasses have changed. Once upon a time, Jay was known as the behind-the-lens guy, while Mark was seen more often on screen. But then “Transparent” gave Jay the acting bug, and he now sees himself as a thesp as much as a filmmaker. Mark, on the other hand, has been focusing his efforts lately on production.
“He’s really the leader in terms of how he’s built out our company as almost like a mini independent film studio, like a tiny Annapurna,” Jay Duplass said of Mark. The »
- Michael Schneider
While television dramas are meant to make you think, their comedy counterparts have long held dual roles: they have to make you think and they have to make you laugh. This poses an exciting challenge for an actor, who must find the choice funny moments in pages of scripted sadness. The past two years, Jeffrey Tambor has taken home the Emmy for lead actor in a comedy for his work on “Transparent,” which balances humor with deeply emotional scenes. Other actors, including Aziz Ansari on “Master of None” and Zack Galifianakis on “Baskets,” also tackle some serious issues.
“Funny and sad or comedy and drama; some mixture of those two is the bet way to tell stories,” says William H. Macy, who relishes these contradictions in his thrice-consecutive Emmy-nominated role as a drunken, drug-addled con artist (and decades-long loser of Father of the Year) Frank Gallagher on Showtime dramedy “Shameless.” “Every »
- Whitney Friedlander
It remains to be seen if anyone can break Jeffrey Tambor’s two-year winning streak for “Transparent,” but there’s a formidable group that will make a strong effort. In fact, this category could be an exact repeat of last year’s lineup, with Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”), Will Forte (“The Last Man On Earth”), William H. Macy (“Shameless”), and Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) all eligible. But it’s likely at least one will be displaced by Donald Glover’s star turn on the FX comedy “Atlanta,” which won dual Golden Globe Awards for best comedy series and comedy actor this year. Glover has been busy at work on the high-profile Han Solo prequel, which certainly puts him front and center in voters’ minds. But never count out Jim Parsons, who could return for his work on “The Big Bang Theory,” which has already landed him four Emmys. And »
- Variety Staff
The lead actor Emmy races could be ripe for new blood this year, from standbys looking for their first win to debuts that dazzle. But who would get the call?
First let’s look at the reigning champs. Last year, Rami Malek scored for USA’s phenomenon “Mr. Robot” in the drama field, but the second season hasn’t driven the same intrigue. Jeffrey Tambor, meanwhile, could be in the middle of a dynasty run for his work in Amazon’s “Transparent,” but peak TV is pushing all comedy categories to the brink — there may be too many options piling up.
Who’s overdue? An argument could obviously be made for Kevin Spacey in Netflix’s “House of Cards.” He’s been nominated for all four seasons so far and even won back-to-back Screen Actors Guild Awards in that stretch. Yet he hasn’t heard his name called on TV’s biggest night.
- Kristopher Tapley
I know you've heard it before, but yes, Arrested Development is the greatest television show of all time. No other comedy has been as cleverly and tightly scripted; so layered with jokes, callbacks, and foreshadowing that multiple viewings are required to catch all the continuing gags, both visual and verbal. Mitch Hurwitz created the show, which first aired in 2003 and ran on Fox for three seasons, before returning for a fourth on Netflix seven years after the show's initial cancellation. Just as the writing cannot be topped, there has been no better cast assembled, featuring Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, David Cross, and, of course, comedy-god Will Arnett.
It was announced earlier this month that Arrested Development would return to Netflix for a much needed fifth season, wrapping up the cliffhangers that Season 4 left us with in 2013. That season, »
- Nick Doll
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