Logo has just made the first announcement about the new unscripted series we have been filming since late October. They’ve titled it Transamerican Love Story, and it stars Calpernia as a bachelorette looking for love as eight men vie for her affection. Alec Mapa (currently a regular on both Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives) is the hi-larious host.
I have the only acting role, as I play Calpernia’s friend and confidante who cares about her.
I keed, I keed. No acting needed. Who doesn’t like Calpernia? She’s America’s Transsexual Sweetheart™!
I’m also excited because this should finally put to rest all the rumors that we are a romantic couple! Ewww!
If you would have asked me a year ago if I would ever be on-camera for something like this, I’d say no way, but the team Logo put together is handling it really well. It’s being produced through the same folks who did the college transition series Transgeneration. And when Fox decided to premiere the horrible ’There’s Something About Miriam‘ in America this fall, I felt this was a chance to show that plenty of nice guys have no problem dating trans women. In fact, that’s probably the most groundbreaking part of the show. Very few men have ever talked about that on camera. So, I feel the show is going to have a very interesting mix of silliness and charm and dramz and lulz. People always assume Calpernia and I are really serious because we are activists and like to help people, but we take very little (especially ourselves) too seriously. I’m excited to put that misconception to rest, too.
It’s slated for February, but it’s all super-secret! We’ll let you know as much as we can, but we can’t divulge any of the juicy details! The press release is linked below.