Hustlers Trace Lysette Set To Executive Produce New Docuseries Trans in Trumpland

This four-part docuseries will follow four trans Americans fighting for equality under the Trump administration across the country. 

Drew Ascione

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: July 29th, 2020 6:13 pm pst

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Trace Lysette is set to produce a new LGBTQIA centered docuseries to highlight a normally forgotten community and conversation. Trace Lysette is a trans actress known for her work on Transparent and in Hustlers

This four-part series, created by TransWave Films and trans filmmaker Tony Zosherafatain and produced by Jamie DiNicola, follows four personal stories of trans Americans spanning North Carolina, Mississippi, Idaho, and Texas. This will document four authentic trans Americans consistent fight for equality, living within a country that denies their existence, and living through a political administration that constantly attacks the basic human rights of the transgender community. 

Lysette said in a statement, “I’m excited to join this brilliant trans-led team and to showcase the resistance and resiliency of our trans siblings during this trying time. I hope this series can make a difference and that we can look back on this period in the future and be proud of the fact that we always find a way, we always push through against all odds.”

Trans in Trumpland is emerging on a TV landscape that has seen a surgence in highlighting the “T” and “Q” in the LGBTQIA community. This documentary comes after Laverne Cox Disclosure, which covers transgender representation in mainstream media and Apple Tv 

Welcome to Chechnya. This docuseries is important in pushing non-white narratives to the forefront of TV, creating content regarding a community that the world tries to erase, and offering a window to interact with stories that are different from our own. 


About The Author:

Drew Ascione is an AfterBuzz Tv intern from Los Angeles, California. She aspires to be a broadcast journalist and capture human life in action.

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