‘Transparent’ offers a critique of the traditional marriage plot in fiction and onscreen, financial implications and all.
No one asked me to anticipate when we’ll need more toilet paper and find out which store has the best deal on an economy pack, either. My emotional labor is automatic, a kind of compulsion.
But as someone who has experienced a school shooting, I find it illuminating to look at how we describe the intangible costs of trauma.
For 10-plus years, I’ve taken a do-it-yourself approach to dealing with anxiety and depression.
Only the rich can afford to cover poverty — and that’s bad for everyone.
The notion that the perfect book/sculpture/performance equals the perfect life stems from a deep-seated belief that if “you can be the ideal artist and be so in touch with your creativity, everything else will just fall into place,” says Clayman.