Friends Creator Marta Kauffman Regrets Misgendering Chandler’s Trans Mom
Marta Kauffman’s getting her expressions of remorse out. The Los Angeles Times detailed last week that the Friends maker had given $4 million to lay out an African and African American Studies residency out of “culpability” over the absence of racial variety on her hit sitcom. Furthermore, presently, per Variety, Kauffman has additionally communicated lament over misgendering Chandler Bing’s transsexual mother all through the show. “Pronouns were not yet something that I got it,” she told the BBC in a meeting that will air July 11. “So we didn’t allude to that person as ‘she.’ That was an error.” Friends presented the person was presented as Chandler’s dad, a gay man, and a cross dresser called Helena Handbasket.
Frequently the object of jokes, she was played by Kathleen Turner. “How they drew nearer with me with it, was ‘might you want to be the principal lady playing a man playing a lady?'” Turner reviewed to the Gay Times in 2018, taking note of that she didn’t think Friends “matured well” as to LGBTQ privileges. Like Kauffman, Turner would have pursued various choices thinking back. In 2019, she told Andy Cohen that she would decline the job whenever offered it once more “since there would be genuine individuals ready to make it happen.”