The CW Network is developing a television series about a biological girl who lives her life as a boy, Deadspin.com reports.
CBS TV Studios is producing ZE, a distinction that represents non-gender-specific pronouns such as he or she. To further their agenda to socially engineer non-traditional sex roles as normal, the lead character is presented as the only “normal” member of an otherwise “dysfunctional” family.
In related news, a North Carolina middle school teacher was suspended for showing his students a same-sex music video by the group Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (pictured above).
The 7-minute video for the song “Same Love” promotes gay marriage. The teacher, whose name and sexual preference were not mentioned, was suspended with pay for one week.
“The issue in this matter was one of whether the video was curriculum-based, educationally-related, and age-appropriate for a class of prepubescent 13-year-olds,” Alexander County school board attorney Joel Harbinson told CNN on Thursday.
The CW is taking on a controversial subject with ZE, a drama project centering on a transgender teenager. Written by Brooklyn-based writer-playwright Kyle Jarrow and executive produced by Michael London (Milk), ZE is described as a raw, quirky family drama about a FTM (female-to-male) teen and his family. A personal choice takes on controversial public significance when a Texas teenager announces she is transgender and will be living life as a boy. As his dysfunctional family spirals into identity crises of their own, he discovers that he might be the most well-adjusted of them all. CBS TV Studios is producing ZE, whose title represents a non-gender-specific reference (like he or she). While there have been a handful of transgender characters on broadcast series, most notably one played by Rebecca Romijn on ABC’s Ugly Betty, this is the first time a transgender person would be the lead of a primetime show. Jarrow is used to tackling sensitive topics; he won an Obie Award at age 24 for his Off-Broadway hit A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant.