In the past few years, most of the streaming services and cable networks have begun to cast transgender people in trans roles on several of their shows, but the network television companies have been slow to take this step.
Although it seems that NBC has made history, with its series “Good Girls”!
This Sunday, the show has aired a trans coming-out story so heart-warming and ground-breaking for one of the big networks. Since the beginning of the series, several hints have been made to Annie’s child, Sandie, exploring her gender.
Sandie is played by Isaiah Stannard, who is also a trans kid.
The moment came up, when Annie announced that her ex-husband had a baby boy with his new wife…
Transcript from the series:
“Yay, it’s a boy,” Annie tells Sadie about the birth of his baby brother.
After a beat Sadie replies, “So am I.”
“I always wanted a boy.” Answers Annie
“We realized we had a really great opportunity to tell a story about a character who was gender-nonconforming, but at the same time not necessarily have that be what leads the story,” Jenna Bans said last year, when asked about the casting and finding out that Stannard was trans
“What’s most important to the character and the story we’re telling between Sadie and Annie is really about the bond between Sadie and [his] mom. We liked the idea that the character of Sadie was exploring [his] gender [expression] in the show, but I think what we responded to more was that the Mae Whitman character just couldn’t care less,” Bans added at the time.