Transparent (2014–2019)
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An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone to spill their secrets.


Joey Soloway (as Jill Soloway)


Joey Soloway (creator) (as Jill Soloway), Joey Soloway (as Jill Soloway)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Tambor ... Maura Pfefferman
Gaby Hoffmann ... Ali Pfefferman
Jay Duplass ... Josh Pfefferman
Amy Landecker ... Sarah Pfefferman
Judith Light ... Shelly Pfefferman
Melora Hardin ... Tammy Cashman
Rob Huebel ... Len Novak
Cleo Anthony ... Derek
Lawrence Pressman ... Ed Paskowitz
Zackary Arthur ... Zack
Alison Sudol ... Kaya
Abby Ryder Fortson ... Ella Novak
Brett Paesel ... Rita Holt
Juana Samayoa ... Avalea
Zackary Drucker ... Group Leader


Adult siblings Sarah, Josh and Ali each receive a telephone call from their father Morton who wants them to have dinner with him at the longtime family home - where Morton lives and which he got to keep in the divorce settlement from the kids' mother, Shelly - so that he can tell them as a collective some big news. The three are rather nonplussed even in their speculation that the news may be something serious like Morton having some major health issue like cancer, which if be the case successful music producer Josh openly talks about what to him is the more important aspect of inheritance. At dinner, Morton cannot tell his children the real reason for convening them, despite a vow made at a support group meeting to do so, as Morton can see that it's not the right time in the three's self-absorbed lives. What Morton does not know about his children's current lives: Sarah has just run into an old flame from college, Tammy, about who she has never told her husband Len; Josh is in a ... Written by Huggo

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Gaby Hoffmann had her part written for her after Joey Soloway saw her performance in an episode of Louie (2010). See more »


References Hair (1979) See more »


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Well written, excellent acting
13 November 2014 | by alisonhastings28See all my reviews

I love the unique characters and the complex yet very genuine and real lives. entertaining and thought provoking. The dialogue is clever and emotionally dynamic. Wonderful acting. Insightful look at gender, family and relationships in general. Identity, the connection between early life experiences and future choices in addition to everyday obstacles are covered. You can feel the pain and joy of each character very intensely. Why people stay in relationships and the sacrifices people make in addition to wondering how well people really know themselves and each other is so interesting. Tolerance, compassion, empathy, confusion, anger and love are immersed in a novel and fun show.

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Release Date:

27 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Picrow, Amazon Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.90 : 1
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