Trace Lysette (Hustlers, Transparent) will be behind the camera for the first time to produce Trans in Trumpland, according to Variety. The series revolves around four individuals participating in the fight for transgender equality in the United States during President Trump’s terms in office. It is directed by trans filmmaker Tony Zosherafatain (Finding Cedar), produced by Jamie DiNicola (Spot) and created by New York City-based TransWave Films.
This four part series is one of the many LGBTQ activist docu-series to debut recently, such as Netflix’s Disclosure produced by Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black), which discussed the history of trans representation in media. Apple TV+ also received very positive reviews for Visible: Out On Television, produced by Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery) and Wanda Sykes (Monster-In-Law).
“I’m excited to join this brilliant trans-led team and to showcase the resistance and resiliency of our trans siblings during this trying time,” Lysette said in a statement on Tuesday, via Variety. “I hope this series can make a difference and that we can look back on this period in the future and be proud of the fact that we always find a way, we always push through against all odds.”
There is no word on when Trans in Trumpland will premiere.