I guess I could start with: “she is a comically eccentric teenage girl around 13 years in age” who refers to herself in third person, dresses androgynously, and chose the name Edward because she thought it was fun. How cool is that?
** Edward is a character on the fabulous anime Cowboy Bebop, where she works as a hacker, fools around, and plays with her dog. When I first started the show I thought Ed was a boy, and when I found out she wasn’t- I loved the character even more.
Showing the life and struggles of a transgender character on a popular teen show is a big step in creating awareness and understanding of the trans community. As a female-to-male myself, I was amazed by how accurate the portrayal of Adam, originally Gracie, was.
TV dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Waters following the story of Nancy Astley who falls in love with a male impersonator performing in her town and embarks on a journey of self discovery. It has some excellent representations of Victorian male impersonators and public opinion towards them at the time.
This is for the geeks, nerds, and Trekkies out there.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5 Episode 17 “The Outcast” involves an androgynous race called the Genai. Conversations in this episode explore male/female gender roles, the pros and cons of genderless society, homosexuality, and the attitudes of various crew members.
I found it very interesting that such an awesome show could also explore awesome and confusing topics. A must see for Star Trek fans. Even if you don’t like Star Trek or space age shows, you should give this a watch. It made me pretty happy. :)