An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

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Joey Soloway
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Series cast summary:
Gaby Hoffmann ...  Ali Pfefferman / ... 42 episodes, 2014-2019
Amy Landecker ...  Sarah Pfefferman 42 episodes, 2014-2019
Jay Duplass ...  Josh Pfefferman 42 episodes, 2014-2019
Jeffrey Tambor ...  Maura Pfefferman 41 episodes, 2014-2017
Judith Light ...  Shelly Pfefferman 39 episodes, 2014-2019
Rob Huebel ...  Len Novak 29 episodes, 2014-2019
Kathryn Hahn ...  Raquel Fein 25 episodes, 2014-2019
Alexandra Billings ...  Davina / ... 24 episodes, 2014-2019
Zackary Arthur ...  Zack / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2019
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Mort has a secret that he really wants to tell his three adult children, who are so self-absorbed they don't see that something has changed for divorced, girlfriendless dad. Even when he invites them to dinner en masse to share his news, somehow, the conversation becomes about them. The secret unfolds, though, when he comes home and sees his married daughter getting intimate with her ex. Now, he knows her secret; she learns his; and the dysfunctional family finds one secret after another being exposed. Written by Jwelch5742

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Comedy | Drama

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The title is a clever play on words. The word 'transparent' refers to Maura's journey, letting the world see who she really is. Whereas if you break it down to 'trans' and 'parent', trans is short for transgender, and Maura is a transgender parent. See more »


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Everything's Alright
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(from Jesus Christ Superstar (1973))
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Performed by Yvonne Elliman
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Hit a bit too close to home at times
23 December 2014 | by egoodeSee all my reviews

I had lots of friends keep letting me know they had watched Transparent and thought I should watch it. I had been holding off though as my Dad came out as transgender about 2.5 years ago and was worried how I would react to it.

Overall I really enjoyed the series but there were conversations that were almost word for word the same as one's I had when I first found out about my Dad and I did end up in tears at points remembering how hard it all seemed at the time.

I think the series perfectly shows how you start questioning your life when you discover something major about your parents that you never could have guessed but may have felt things weren't quite as they seemed. I know I definitely felt my Dad had been hiding something for years before I found out but never suspected it was wanting to be a woman.

The acting is fantastic in this series and the story is definitely an aspect of life that most people haven't had much contact with or know much about but does seem to be something more people are willing to share and make people more aware of.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Transparent See more »

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Amazon Studios, Picrow See more »
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