From the creator of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series Transparent, a poignant memoir of personal transformation set against the profound cultural upheaval and shifting power dynamics that continue to shape our society
SHE WANTS IT:
Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy
by Jill Soloway
Crown Archetype, October 2018
In SHE WANTS IT, Jill Soloway takes us on a patriarchy-toppling emotional and professional journey from straight, divorced, mother of two working on other people’s television shows to coming into their own as a nonbinary genderqueer director, show creator, and activist. When Jill’s parent came out as transgender, Jill pushed through the male-dominated landscape of Hollywood to create the groundbreaking and award-winning Amazon TV series Transparent. Exploring identity, love, sexuality, and the blurring of boundaries through the dynamics of a complicated and profoundly resonant American family, Transparent gave birth to a new cultural consciousness. While working on the show and exploding mainstream ideas about gender, Jill also began to erase the lines on their own map, coming out as queer and nonbinary. Written with wild candor, urgent rhythms, and razor-edged humor, SHE WANTS IT charts Jill’s intense and revelatory journey.
Jill Soloway is the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of Transparent. Previously, they were a writer and executive producer for Six Feet Under, How to Make It in America, and United States of Tara. Their first feature film, Afternoon Delight, won the 2013 Directing Award at Sundance. They also co-created and directed the Amazon series I Love Dick.