Who is paula marshall dating
While both CBS and this show have been notoriously problematic in the past (and other CBS shows have specifically failed in their portrayal of trans women), this episode received praise for its “respectful” portrayal of a relationship between a trans woman and a straight man.However, even conceding the fact that “not once was (Paula) called a man, nor were any transphobic slurs used at any point during the episode,” this episode was still filled to the brim with insulting “jokes” and problematic lines directed at the expense of not only the character of Paula, but all trans women who might see, or even hear about, the show.He also continued to want to date her after she came out, he even liked her more and more as the episode went on and he learned more about her.But that doesn’t make up for the rest of what happens.When the two do go on another date, the entire scene is filled with jokes about her being the “man” in the relationship, whether that’s her paying for snacks, holding a door for him or giving him her jacket when he’s cold.should have shown Chuck Lorre that you can definitely find super talented trans actresses to play your trans characters.
The next morning at breakfast, Ashton Kutcher’s character is recounting his “crazy night” spent taking his date to the emergency room not once, but twice.At this, Alan promises that there is no way that that night was as crazy as his (because nothing’s crazier than sleeping with a trans woman, am I right!? When the others ask him what was so crazy, he proceeds to OUT HIS GIRLFRIEND TO PEOPLE SHE DOES NOT KNOW.In case my excessive use of caps lock wasn’t clear, this is not okay. Ashton Kutcher responds to this with a barrage of “respectful” quips including “I can’t believe that you would…This was my first time watching and it will probably be my last. It’s not a respectful portrayal if you make jokes about a trans woman’s genitals.