About This Event

Drag performer and ts diva Irregular Girl invites a special guest to discuss a formative piece of media that was DEFINITELY trans — even if it wasn't! That Shit’s Trans is a show that invites us to look critically (and maybe cheekily) at pieces of media that were formative to trans and genderqueer audiences, despite not being intentionally queer.

 

From Irregular Girl

In the wake of recent anti-trans legislation, it is pertinent that trans folk are able to tell their own stories. That Shit’s Trans is a new talk show that introduces our audience to various different trans people, humanizing and allowing us to share our own narratives. Television is full of depictions of trans people as caricatures, often stories written by cis creators. Disclosure (2020) showed us that it was not that long ago when all trans people in the media were villainized, regarded as a joke, and otherwise denigrated for the world to see. This forced many trans kids to find our stories elsewhere. Films like Mulan became a trans coming of age story. The genre of Anime that featured magical girls such as Sailor Moon displayed a sort of gender wish fulfillment — the compact that transforms you in the blink of an eye. Trans people have had to find our stories in the media that were not necessarily made for us, because all the depictions of us have been so violent. For that reason, That Shit’s Trans has a twofold purpose — we as trans people will get to produce our own show, and tell our own stories, while also reflecting on the media that helped shape us into the people we are today, the media that we had to adapt to fit our realities. Each “episode” will consist of a comical monologue from Irregular Girl, a few segments that introduce more trans topics, and one long form interview with a trans creative. We will talk about their work, what they have planned for the future, and what media they think helped shape them into who they are today.

Running Time

60 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.
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Running Time

60 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.