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New season of TRANSPARENT coming soon to a device near you, watch trailer

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Amazon's Transparent has been one of the recent revelations of online television. Having already given us a three season storyline about topics most of us don't normally engage with, the show will return with its forth season soon enough. Moreover, there's a full new trailer to get us excited.

The upcoming season of Transparent, created by Jill Solloway, begins with two of the Pfeffermans taking a spiritual and political journey to the Holy Land.

The newly released Season 4 trailer shows the family heading to Israel as they dig deeper into their family’s history. In the clip, Jeffrey Tambor, playing Maura, the father of the family, speaks at a conference and makes a startling discovery. The reveal prompts the rest of her family to join her, where they embark on many quintessential Israeli experiences, including visits to the Western Wall, Dead Sea, and camel rides through the desert.

The ensemble cast features Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, and Gaby Hoffman. From creator Jill Soloway, the upcoming season continues to tackle themes of identity, sexuality, acceptance, love, and family.

Amazon released the trailer two days after President Donald Trump announced his plans to roll back policies allowing transgender men and women to serve in the military. In an interview Tuesday with Variety, Light, who plays the ex-wife of Tambor’s transgender character on the show, called the ban “upsetting.”

“Any time there is discrimination poised directly at another group of people, and in particular in this case at the transgender community, it is very, very disturbing. And I think unnecessary. If there are these grand and glorious and brave and courageous people that want to go into the military, that is their choice and we make that available to them. They are great soldiers. All of our soldiers,” she said. (via Variety)

Season 4 streams September 22 on Amazon.

Watch the full trailer below.

"The first season humanized a well-off and deeply flawed Los Angeles family reacting to its longtime patriarch identifying as a transgender woman named Maura. The second season portrayed the Pfeffermans blowing up their lives and using the trapping of social progress as a pretext for selfishness. The third season is gentler yet somehow more piercing: These characters have amassed some wisdom but are still missing the most important lessons. Early on, Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) marvels that she has everything she once hoped for but still burns with the question,“Why am I so unhappy?” Transparent goes on to answer this, amply.

The excellent and tragicomic first episode establishes the season’s central struggle while showing a deepened interest in economic disparities and race. Maura is working at a help line for LGBT youths and fields a call from a young trans woman in a poorer part of L.A. They establish a connection but the woman hangs up, sending Maura to break protocol and seek out the caller in real life. By the farcical end of her journey, Maura has collapsed due to stress and is pleading to be taken to the Jewish hospital rather than the overcrowded county one. It’s clear that her supposed humanitarian mission has only been a burden on others, and it’s clear that she undertook it more for her own sake than anyone else’s." (The Atlantic)

"“Transparent” Season 2 was a creative barnburner — alive with intensity from scene to scene as Soloway not only made crucial adjustments to the character dynamics established in Season 1, but introduced a time-jumping theme that built to a sensational crescendo of emotions. It was, in reductive terms, the best it could possible be.

So, what’s next?

While it’s easy to say Season 3 is a bit of an artistic sidestep to the very question it poses, embracing more traditional storytelling without losing its verve, Soloway’s examination of a family searching for answers to some of life’s most unanswerable questions — primarily, “What is happiness?” and “Will I be OK?” — remains a valuable discussion-starter. What few answers can be derived from the 10 disjointed episodes are appreciatively inspiring, if not inspired, while the season overall still manages to forge new ground thanks to a bevy of fresh voices. [...] Soloway and her team of writers — including her sister, Faith Soloway, Season 2’s discovery Our Lady J (who penned a telling flashback episode in Season 3) and a bevy of women as talented as they are diverse — should be applauded for daring to explore broadly relatable existentialist questions in relation to gender, race and forms of identity." (Indiewire)

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