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This Is Me: Emmy-nominated docuseries available for streaming on EW and Amazon

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This Is Me is an Emmy-nominated, five-part docuseries from directors Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker, who previously acted as associate producers and trans consultants on the first season of Amazon’s Transparent.

The online series explores issues faced by those in trans and gender non-conforming communities, and each episode focuses on a specific issue — such as gendered restrooms and gender-neutral language. 

“In response to content featuring trans characters, we’re evolving to the next level,” said Transparent creator Jill Soloway, whose Wifey TV acted as a producer on the docuseries. “This Is Me instigates a new era: stories produced by the trans community about the trans community.”

This Is Me also treats viewers as if they’re part of the conversation, Ernst previously told EW. “They don’t need the 101 explanation. It’s as if bringing a stranger to the table to sit down with these people who are already acting as peers or friends and opening up and just sharing their stories. So there’s not really layers of exposition or anything like that. I liked skipping the 101 and going to to the 201 or 301 or 401 and treating the audience with intelligence.”

Prior to the series’ official debut on Amazon earlier this month, This Is Me premiered exclusively on EW. In celebration of its nomination, you can once again stream it on EW — watch the second episode, “Generations,” below:

Episode 101

Watch more of This Is Me over at Amazon. 

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