Bastet August 27, 2015 Share August 27, 2015 (edited) This was described on air as a special following the airing of season one, so I didn’t give it an episode title format. I laughed out loud at the twins’ main concern being that the gender balance in the house was going to shift to equal rather than the males outnumbering 4-2. I didn’t know she’d done a national (Barbara Walters) interview so young. Interesting to hear the parents’ hesitation, believing it important for the country to hear from a child that young but frightened of putting Jazz and their family out there. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong decision there. I do think there’s something to the grandpa saying it’s worth it (putting themselves in the public eye) because Jazz is special; she has been remarkably articulate from a young age, so if someone is going to take one for the team and represent the youth segment of the transgender community she’s an excellent candidate. Bring on the world in which transgender youth are so commonly understood no one has to put their life out there that way, but we’re not there. It was also interesting to hear them say they understood those whose objections are not to Jazz living openly as a girl, but to her living as a girl on television. I liked hearing from the friends, but it was a little unclear whether they all knew she was transgender before becoming friends with her; the narration made it sound like some of them were friends first and then found out, but Jeanette has previously stated she doesn’t really let people come around unless they know. (Or maybe that was only in respect to dating, as she explicitly discussed tonight, but I thought she said the same thing in general.) Given the show’s focus on dating, it was nice to hear Jazz saying it’s not a priority for her. And to hear her so comfortable with the fact that, based on her only being 14 as well as on her being transgender, she doesn’t really know what gender(s) she’s attracted to yet. OMG, Nemo the cat! Being a cat fanatic, I’ve been on cat watch every episode, so learning Nemo’s story was my favorite part tonight. Yes, I am one of Those People. I didn’t catch until tonight that the grandparents are Jack and Jackie. Heh. Jazz's hope for the future is so simple, but that's exactly why it brought a tear to my eye. Edited August 28, 2015 by Bastet 5 Link to comment
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