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Abracababble 47: Gwen's Transparent Story

Hey it's Matt. For a guy who regularly appears on 4 different podcasts every week, I'm as surprised as anyone when sometimes I want to interview someone or even get a specific story on air and I don't quite know where to do it.  This podcast has a story that needs to be heard.

My mother in law, Gwen Hillier, is an incredible woman with a remarkable career (not to mention a pretty awesome daughter). From working with Bob Fosse as his dance captain for Pippin, her numerous Broadway shows, casting at General Hospital for 26 years, to now working as actor again, she has some stories. Now, this one story, where she was cast in the Transparent Season 5 finale, I saw beautifully open minded artist, get challenged to be even more open minded.

Jeffrey Tambor, after winning numerous awards for a show that put the story of someone in the trans community on world wide mainstream platform, devastated the cast, crew and fans of the show when his behavior lead to his dismissal from the show. That story made headlines, but the story of how the show carried on without him did not. Gwen was cast as a dancer for the Season 5 finale and that is the story I thought needed to be told.

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