Jill Soloway, creator of Amazon's critically adored Transparent series, gave a rousing and unapologetically feminist acceptance speech at the Emmys last night after winning the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. Encouraging Hollywood to "Topple the patriarchy!" and later trash talking Donald Trump, Soloway's enthusiastic pro-queer politics took center stage at the elite award ceremony.
"I've always wanted to be part of a movement, the civil rights movement or the feminist movement —this TV show allows me to take my dreams about unlikeable Jewish people, queer folk, trans folk, and make them the heroes," she said before thanking the trans community.
"We need to stop violence against transgender women and topple the patriarchy!"
Soloway later talked to reporters backstage and warned of the threats that a potential Trump presidency could present for our country.
"He’s a complete dangerous monster and at any moment that I have to call him out for being an inheritor of Hitler I will," she said. "He's otherizing people, he calls women pigs if they don’t look like beauty pageant contestants, he blames Muslims and Mexicans for our problems. He makes fun of disabled people. "This is Otherizing with a capital 'O' ... He needs to be called out," she added.
Transparent season 3 debuts on Amazon Prime on September 23. Check out the trailer, below!