A Four-Part Docu-Series from TransWave Films
Executive Produced by Trace Lysette (Transparent, Hustlers), Chella Man, and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy
All Four Episodes of Trans in Trumpland Debut February 25th on Topic
Trans in Trumpland examines the struggles and resiliency of the transgender community under the Trump administration and features intersectional issues such as race, immigration, and poverty. The series, created by trans-owned production company TransWave Films, is directed by Tony Zosherafatain and produced by Jamie DiNicola. Trace Lysette (Hustlers, Transparent) executive produces alongside trans activists Miss Major Griffin-Gracy & Chella Man and Topic’s Ryan Chanatry & Jeff Seelbach.
Each episode of the series focuses on a different trans person who is living in “Trumpland,” states where they face transphobic laws as well as discrimination and violence. Director Zosherafatain travels across the country, shedding light on the trans experience in America and also allowing him to come to terms with his own experience as a trans man. The series’ subjects run the intersectional gamut, from 13-year-old Ash in North Carolina, home to the infamously discriminatory “bathroom ban,” disallowing trans people from using the bathroom of their true gender, to Shane from Idaho; a Native American Army veteran who speaks out against the Trump administration’s trans military ban.