“AMC” unscripted for Zoe’s support group
The support group is the first step to Zoe's transformation from male to female on AMC. Six trans-gender adults will play opposite Zoe in unscripted scenes during the support group meeting. Sources tells us that the characters will talk about their real-life experiences in coming out.
Jennifer Boylan, memoir author of She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders, will play the support group leader. Boylan was born a man, married and had children before coming out as a transgender adult. She underwent a sex-change operation in 2001.
All My Children is known for its socially relevant and sometimes cutting edge storylines. In the 1970's the soap was the first to tackle the subject of the Vietnam War. They also broke ground with Erica Kane's decision to have an abortion so she wouldn't lose her modeling job. In 2000, AMC was the first soap opera to have an openly gay main character in Bianca Montgomery. Bianca shared the first two-woman romantic kiss with Lena later that year.
Soaps.com shares a VCR-alert for all of you AMC fans! You won’t want to miss the March 9th episode when real life trans-gender community members will appear in Pine Valley.
Zoe, aka Zarf, aka Freddie Lunar, came out as a lesbian in a man’s body in early January and since has struggled with whether or not she should go forward with sexual reassignment surgery, rather than continue living in a man’s body. During the March 9th episode, Jeffrey Carlson’s “Zoe” attends her first trans-gender support group meeting, along with members of New York’s real trans-gender community.