A group of average British guys compete to win the affections of the beautiful Miriam. The twist is that the object of their pursuit is in fact a transsexual.
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A group of average British guys compete to win the affections of the beautiful Miriam. The twist is that the object of their pursuit is in fact a transsexual.

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22 February 2004 (UK)  »

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A nő - kis extrával  »

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The screening of the show was postponed due to an injunction having been obtained by the show's participants. It was lifted after substantial out of court payments had been made to compensate for their considerable humiliation. See more »

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Miriam: I was not born as a woman, I was born as a man.
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Featured in 20 to 1: Hoaxes, Cheats and Liars (2006) See more »

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Presents a biased and trans-phobic viewpoint
20 February 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

As a transsexual woman myself, I was very offended by this reality show. The basic premise, that because Miriam is pre-operative then "she's a he" is fairly crude and trans-phobic. However, the finale, where after one contestant has finally won the prize money and a trip with her, and Miriam says that "I'm not really a woman" merely confirms and plays into such bigoted attitudes. In real life transgendered and transsexual women have major issues in any revelations they may make to partners, dates, or acquaintances. More than just a few have been bashed and/or killed after such revelations have been made.

That being the case, this reality series is in very poor taste, catering to a prurient fascination with the apparent ambiguity of the titled star of the show. How much better would the show have been, if Miriam's "secret" had been out in the open at the start of the show. Then it would have been a show about exploring attitudes towards that, where the contestants examine their own attitudes to Miriam, and their own sexuality.


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