Transparent: Best New Girl
January 5, 2015 8:56 PM - Season 1, Episode 8 - Subscribe

In a flashback, Mort escapes with friend Mark (Bradley Whitford) to a cross-dressing retreat in the woods, and becomes captivated with a very accepting woman named Connie (Michaela Watkins). Left alone after canceling her Bat Mitzvah, 13-year-old Ali finds trouble with an older man at the beach.
posted by Jacqueline (3 comments total)
Is crossdressers being hostile to transgender people really a thing?
posted by Jacqueline at 11:51 PM on January 5, 2015

I'm thinking/hoping that it was (just) a callout to a historic thing. Shows in their conversation afterwards. Current philosophy seems more progressive; that it's a spectrum thing is more widely accepted.
posted by porpoise at 7:20 PM on February 13, 2015

I thought this episode was a particularly good one, and served well by being entirely a flashback. We've seen flashbacks before, but not entire-episode ones, and I think it worked well — especially in that it can show multiple storylines going on at the same time.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:44 PM on March 2, 2015

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