The first chapter of Y: The Last Man It premiered this September 13 through the FX signal on Hulu and quickly captured an audience. This long-awaited adaptation offers an interesting perspective on the end of the world, but the creators of the adaptation have decided to take things further and talk about gender issues. Through a new interview with Variety, the showrunner Eliza clark talks about the importance of transgender characters in the TV series.
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Y: The Last Man is a comic published between 2002 and 2008, written by Brian K. Vaughan and drawn by Pia Guerra. The protagonist is a man named Yorick Brown, who along with his pet monkey, has survived a pandemic that extinguished living beings with the Y chromosome. After winning abundant prizes, for years a television adaptation was considered but the project did not start formally; 2021 arrived and now we can witness Y: The Last Man on the small screen.
The adaptation will approach the theme of the genre with a much more ambitious depth than the comic, and even add characters that are not present in the original version. An example of the above is Sam Jordan, a trans man played by the actor Elliot fletcher; As in the comics, transgender men were not eradicated because they do not have a Y chromosome, but what the show will do is give more importance to its LGBT characters. Eliza clark He makes it very clear with his words.
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Yorick’s masculinity isn’t what sets him apart in this world, it’s his Y chromosome that sets him apart. Gender is diverse and chromosomes are not the same as gender. And so in our world, in the world of the television show, all living mammals with a Y chromosome die. Tragically, that includes many women; includes non-binary people; includes intersex people. We’re doing a show that claims that trans women are women, trans men are men, non-binary people are not binary, and that’s part of the wealth of the world that we can play with.
For its part, Elliot It offers a very interesting perspective on Yorick’s position in the world, since being a living man in a world where the Y chromosome is supposed to have been removed, the rest will assume that he is a trans man.
In this post-event world, gender is irrelevant. I think one of the funniest things about this series is that after the event, Yorick can walk around without a mask because he’s supposed to be trans, rather than being assumed to be cisgender just like before the event. And so, I think it flips the traditional idea of gender completely, so I felt very comfortable joining a project that knew that beforehand and was fully committed to it.
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