un•clock•a•ble (uhn-klok-uh-buhl) adjective
1. A complimentary word used to describe a MtF (male-to-female) trans whose feminine appearance is convincing.
The Chi creator Lena Waithe introduced The Chi's first male-to-female trans character in season 3.
In an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Waithe, 36, announced the new character named Imani (played by Jasmine Davis).
"It's definitely the gayest season ever," Waithe said of season 3, which premiered Monday on Showtime. "We kick off with two black women marrying each other in holy matrimony."
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"I'm so excited that we finally get to introduce our first trans character this season," she added. "Her name is Jasmine, she's a Chicago native, she's fantastic."
Waithe said the show won't bring any attention to the fact that Davis was born a male. Davis plays 'Chi' actor Luke James' live-in love interest on season 3.
"We make sure to not point a finger or shed too much light on her being trans," she said. "She's an amazing woman, she's an interesting character, and I'm excited that we finally get to do that this season."
Watch the video below to see why Davis is Unclockable (except for the voice and the chiseled jawline).
Waithe also announced there will be no police officers in season 3 in light of the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota and other Black people.
Even before all of this happened, when I pitched Season 3 to the network and studio I said, 'I don't want any cops this season. Why do police have to be in the black community narrative at all?'" Waithe said.
"My amazing showrunner, Justin Hillian, basically said, 'Well, you know how to make cops go away? Make a black girl disappear.' So that's what we did," she added. "We focus on how the community comes together, leans on each other, and doesn't necessarily need police to be in their community."