A New Tv Series: 'my Transsexual Wedding'

Hello. My name is Ian Parton. I work for a UK based TV production company called Electric Sky. I am posting to ask if you may be able to help with a programme idea I am developing for Channel 4. Last year UK TV aired a series called ‘My Transsexual Summer’ which was met with a warm reception from viewers, the transgender community and those who contributed to the series. Our series ‘My Transsexual Wedding’ would aim to continue the respectful and un-sensationalist tone of ‘My Transsexual Summer’ but focus on couples – one of whom has undergone a gender affirmation procedure – who are planning to marry. The programme would offer a portrait of the day to day challenges the couple experiences, the perception of their forthcoming marriage by the outside world and it would tell their life stories. The arrangements of the wedding and the day itself would offer a nice framework around which to tell these stories. Ultimately the series is celebratory as, well, marriages are a time of celebration. I appreciate the transgender community often are, quite rightfully, suspicious of their representation in the media but I believe this series would have a positive effect. I am posting to ask if anyone is planning to marry from the UK or USA and would be interested in discussing the programme further. This would be a no pressure conversation. Our executive producer here has a great track record in making thoughtful programming on sensitive subject matters. We already have approval from 4 couples who will be marrying in the future and if the programme gets made aim to work closely with Trans media Watch to get its tone just right. If you would like to contact me my email is ian dot parton at electricsky dot com I greatly appreciate your time. Ian Parton
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2 Responses May 9, 2012

My Transsexual Summer was a great series. It will interesting to see this one when it comes out.

I really like this idea, alas I am already married 8 years and started transition last October. I'll be watching for this.