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DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 23rd 2010, 02:44 AM

Is ANYONE here even NEARLY excited as I am about there going to be a transgender character on Degrassi!? I mean, it might be just me cuz I'm also a transgender, but STILL!


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 23rd 2010, 05:10 AM

Is there really??
   
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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 23rd 2010, 05:26 AM

I didn't know that. I used to love degrassi but quit watching it last season because it seems like it's repeting all the problems. but I just might whatch it just to see


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 23rd 2010, 06:10 AM

Is the actor transgendered too, or just the character?

Never heard of the show though, btw.


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 23rd 2010, 10:41 AM

Just the character, but it's still exciting. Its cool when they deal with something you deal with. It wouldn't be as exciting to me if it were MTF, but I am FTM so yeah.


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 23rd 2010, 08:11 PM

I haven't heard that, but wow that is awesome! That is why I love Degrassi, they have subjects that I can relate to and subjects that other shows don't do.


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 23rd 2010, 10:28 PM

The girl thats playing it, is um, the girl from Life with Derek!



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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 23rd 2010, 10:53 PM

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The girl thats playing it, is um, the girl from Life with Derek!

Her name is Jordan Todosey


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 25th 2010, 05:40 PM

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Yup, but most people would know her more from Life with Derek, well, at least I do xD

I'm so happy that they are doing a transgender character though too. This is why I love Degrassi, they touch all the things that people go through.



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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 25th 2010, 06:27 PM

Ohhhh I remember Life with Derek, so I totally know who now. haha. When would the episodes premiere?


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 25th 2010, 09:59 PM

The episode that's like, about him, is another two part episode, showing on the 11th and 12th


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 25th 2010, 10:26 PM

What channel does Degrassi air on? I've never heard of it.


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 25th 2010, 10:28 PM

August 11th and 12th? Because that's a long time from now, which makes me very angry.
God, I'm 17, I have GOTTA stop watching dumb teenage drama shows. Lol.


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 25th 2010, 10:29 PM

No offense to Degrassi, I really don't think they'll pull it off though. :\ They've been known to not do so well with intense subjects. Like eating disorders. Both time, they screwed that up pretty bad.


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 25th 2010, 10:30 PM

How'd they screw it up?


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - July 26th 2010, 03:19 AM

Based off the first few episodes this season looks promising. I wish they'd do more Declan storylines though. I still want to know that big secret that only Fiona knows. They totally turned him into a big softie since he got with Holly J. I liked him better as the player.
But a transgendered storyline seems like a great idea if Degrassi can pull it off. It's cool how it's the little sister from Life With Derek. I liked her on it so hopefully she does good on Degrassi, which I have full confidence that she will.


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - August 7th 2010, 07:53 AM

Degrassi is amazing <3
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The transgender thing is pretty ...unreal it seems. I thought it was a girl the first time I saw Adam and when i found out it was a guy I was like...huh? Should be interesting!!


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - August 12th 2010, 04:37 AM

I just saw tonight episode were it is all based around adam and drew. It was amazing and I think the reason they did it on FTM instead of MTF is because you hear about MTF more than FTM so by putting it on a show a lot of people watch it makes it real for people who don't understand it or believe in it. It was just an amazing episode can't wait for part 2 tomorrow.


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - August 13th 2010, 07:06 PM

I saw both parts and I loved it. I think at one point I got teary eyed. The actress did amazing!!


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - August 13th 2010, 07:43 PM

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Degrassi: The Next Generation airs on Teennick and the older episodes can sometimes be seen on The CW and MTV.

I think it's awesome that Degrassi has a transgendered character. I'm rather appalled however at all of the insulting comments on the Degrassi page on Facebook, not only at Adam, but also and Drew for sticking up for him, and Zane and Riley for being gay. It's disgusting.


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - August 13th 2010, 10:55 PM

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No offense to Degrassi, I really don't think they'll pull it off though. :\ They've been known to not do so well with intense subjects. Like eating disorders. Both time, they screwed that up pretty bad.
I think they do an awsome job with the more intense things like Ellies Cutting, Paige rape, Darcys rape could have been done a little better, Emma's eating disorder I don't think they screwed it up at all. And they pulled it off really well although the scars on his arm looked more like cutting scars not burns.




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I saw both also and think it was amazing although like I said above the scars didn't look like burn scars to me like looked the same as Ellie's did and mine that I have.


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I agree... When they first showed Adam's burns, I thought they were cuts. But realisticly, it's easier to give someone makeup cuts than it is to do burns. Drew's shiner looked pretty good though.


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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - August 19th 2010, 09:29 AM

Idk, to me, they definitely looked like burn scars.. Like, they were really thick, and just.. looked like burns.
   
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I agree actually. They do a pretty decent job.
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Re: DEGRASSI TRANSGENDER!!!! - August 20th 2010, 04:39 PM

I like the fact that they have a transgender on this show. So many people don't understand it, and to be honest I didn't either until this point but my entire life I've always lived by the philosophy that no one has the right to judge except God.

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