Workin’ Git

The new sitcom Work It, about two men who have to pass as women in order to get jobs, got some well-publicized criticism from members of the transgender community for what they see as using the very real trials that they go through as a source for laughs.

Well, they needn’t have worried. No one will be laughing at this. It’s seventeen kinds of awkward, none of them are funny.

You know, I do sometimes have concerns about what message a show is sending, but I will forgive much for actual humor – and “crossdressing in order to secure a job” actually has a good track record in such things as Some Like It Hot and Tootsie (although being on TV, people are more likely to call the parallel to the crossdressing-for-a-cheap-apartment Bosom Buddies). Luckily, I am not faced with any moral dilemma here.

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Published in: on January 4, 2012 at 5:58 am  Leave a Comment  

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