Premiering this week on Logo, a different kind of dating show—TransAmerican Love Story starring Calpernia Addams. Unlike the atrocious BBC debacle There’s Something About Miriam, the guys vying for Calpernia’s affections know she’s a transgender female, so the big hook isn’t in waiting for the guys to figure out some colossal secret.
Instead, Logo has smartly positioned the show as a chance to see how a transgender woman and her suitors will navigate the often murky waters of dating.
On her official Web site, Calpernia (who we’ve previously interviewed for projects including Soldier’s Girl and Transamerica) says that in being interviewed for the show, she’s still bothered with the cringe inducing “she used to be a man” hook, but if people can tune into the show, they’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of the trans community.
And—truth be told—the show offers some bonafide laughs. As far as I’m concerned, this is a big step forward for Logo.