‘Transparent’ season four: On to Israel
“I am going to Israel,” the transgender character Maura Pfefferman, played by Jeffrey Tambor, proclaims in the trailer for the fourth season of the Amazon Prime series “Transparent.”
The Emmy Award-winning comedy-drama about a quirky Jewish family with a transgender parent will follow the Pfeffermans as they visit the Jewish homeland on a spiritual odyssey that also will connect them to their roots. It will show the clan as they land at Ben Gurion International Airport, where they kiss the ground before a couple of Orthodox Jews practically knock them down.
“It’s like an Orthodox Jewish Disneyland,” one family member later remarks of the country. The Pfeffermans go on to float in the Dead Sea and even to pass checkpoints in the occupied territories.
“They say in Hebrew you only have one mother,” a sabra says during dinner with the Pfeffermans. “We kind of have more than one,” one of Maura’s children replies.
The trailer was released just a couple of days after President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military, a fact that didn’t go unnoticed by those who work on the show.
“Sharing this work amidst President Trump’s continued assault on the transgender community is painful,” the show’s creator, Jill Soloway, and her “Transparent” colleagues wrote in a statement released to People magazine.
Later in the statement, they continued: “To our trans community members serving in the military and to transgender veterans: We work in solidarity with you and will continue fighting and creating art for our community’s well-being and future. We hope that you’ll enjoy the trailer for season four because our visibility and our stories are more important than ever.”
“Transparent” Season Four premieres Sept. 22 on Amazon Prime.