The Trans-Themed Episode Of "How To Get Away With Murder" Was Actually Really Great
A trans woman is actually played by a trans woman. (Warning: spoilers ahead!)
If you haven't seen last Thursday's epsiode of HTGAWM, you should get on it! The murder case Annalise worked on during the show involved one of her professor colleagues, Jill Hartford, killing her husband after years of domestic abuse. But here's the thing: unbeknownst to Annalise or her other colleagues, the professor turns out to be trans.
This isn't the first time trans issues have been brought up in a Shonda Rhimes show; last season's Grey's Anatomy featured a trans subplot involving a doctor's sibling coming out as a trans woman. But this is Shondaland's most substantial exploration of trans for the folliwng reasons: