A new and welcome direction

Have you watched Sense8 on Netflix? It's new original series Netfilx produced that has been recently been released. Wow, it's really amazing. The Sci-Fi story is very compelling, but I'm amazed at the gender attitude portrayed.

This is from Andy & Lana Wachowski who previously brought us The Matrix. Lana is trans and her influence can definitely be felt. The story revolves around 8 people from around the world. One, from San Francisco of course, is a trans woman. Played by Jamie Claytom, a trans woman herself. 

The value of a trans story line, acted and directed by trans people can not be emphasized enough. These are people who truely know the subject matter. 

 In one scene, the girlfriend of the trans woman, gives a speech about how wonderful it was the she lives in a world where she is free to fall in love with anyone she wanted. To see a trans woman and a non-trans woman as lovers is something I think has never before graced the cinema. 

Ridgid gender identities are nowhere to be seen, in this story gender fluidity is the norm. Their awareness and sense of self Identity pop in and out of each other's minds. It's like putting your gender identity on shuffle, 

 If this show proves as popular as 'Orange is the new Black' , I think you will see these attitudes appear in more and more shows.

Go to Netflix and search on 'Sense8' , watch a few episodes, I think you will be hooked. 

 Nomi (right) - played by Jamie Clayton. Dr Who fans will recconize her girlfriend Amanita, played by Freema Agyeman.

Nomi (right) - played by Jamie Clayton. Dr Who fans will recconize her girlfriend Amanita, played by Freema Agyeman.