04.26.07

FX’s Transsexual Sportswriter Drama

Posted in Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl?, Sports Journalism, The World Of Entertainment at 2:50 pm by

The following item appeared in the Advocate last September, and was brought to the attention of Boing Boing earlier today after the Christine Daniels story began circulating. Surely I am not the only person who thinks this could be the big career break Zach Selwyn has been waiting for?

Ryan Murphy, out creator of FX’s Nip/Tuck, has made a deal with the network for a second show, which will follow the metamorphosis of a married sportswriter who is a transsexual, reports Daily Variety. The show is titled 4 oz., named for the average weight of the human penis.

“The first season deals with the revelation of his secret,” Murphy said. “In the second season, he begins dressing like a woman. The third covers the surgery and his inherent doubts about going through with it, and by the fourth season he’s living as a woman and attempting to find love.”

Murphy has begun writing the pilot and hopes to shoot early next year. A spokesman for FX told The Advocate that they are aiming for a fall 2007 premiere. The five-season arc for the series will also focus on the character’s teenage sons.

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