Saturday, June 13, 2015
Becoming Us - My Thoughts
Transgender seems to be a hot topic these days and rightfully so. It's about time this section of the LGBT community gets the spotlight.
I really enjoyed the first episode. Got to know all the characters and the various relationships. I admit that this episode made me tear up several times, especially when Ben's girlfriends father (who is also living as a transwomen, but not as far along as Ben's father) go bra shopping for the first time. There is this moment when she looks in the mirror and is near tear because it's the first time that she feel beautiful... it's an amazing moment.
I like the overall style of the series, with it's many windows with moving pictures and stills as transitions. It also takes advantage of all the social medias like hashtags, twitter, texting. This may age the series in the future but for now it's fun and very cool.
I'm actually looking forward to episode 2 and seeing how this father (now mother) and son relationship continues to grow. Check it out on Monday nights on ABC Family.