Reality television’s about to get a hot trans injection!
MTV-owned Logo announced they’ll air a series called Transamerican Love Story, which stars trans actress, Calpernia Addams.
Calpernia Addams, a transgender activist, artist, actress and author, will be the prize in the Bachelor-like competition, which pits eight men against each other as they struggle to win her affection. The show, which has already been filmed, will air in February 2008 on LOGO, 365Gay’s parent company.
“I’m so thrilled about the whole experience. I kept asking myself, what if I find someone amazing? ” Addams said.
Britain’s Sky One aired a similar show, There’s Something About Miriam, but neglected to tell contestants of Miriam’s “something”.
Logo executive Brian Graden dismisses criticism that he and his are using Addams as a “stunt”: “These shows advance Logo’s continuing mission to not only explore the diversity of people in our community but also the diverse lives they lead.”
Addams’ story definitely deserves to be told: the Nashville-native came of age in a strictly religious household and later joined the Navy, for which she worked during the first Gulf War. So, basically, she’s one hot mama.