TRANS IN TRUMPLAND Trans in Trumpland examines the struggles and resiliency of the

transgender community under the Trump Administration and features intersectional issues such as race, immigration and poverty. The series, created by trans-owned production company

TransWave Films, is directed by Tony Zosherafatain and produced by Jamie DiNicola. Trace Lysette (Hustlers, Transparent) executive produces alongside trans activists Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and Chella Man and Topic’s Ryan Chanatry and Jeff Seelbach. Each episode of the series focuses on a different trans person who is living in “Trumpland,” states where they face transphobic laws as well as discrimination and violence. Zosherafatain travels across the country, shedding light on the trans experience in America and also allowing him to come to terms with his own experience as a trans man.

The series’ subjects run the intersectional gamut, from 13-year-old

Ash in North Carolina, home to the infamously discriminatory “bathroom ban” disallowing trans people from using the restroom of their true gender, to Shane from Idaho, an American Indian and Army veteran who speaks out against the Trump Administration’s trans military ban. All four episodes of the docuseries Trans in Trumpland debut

Thursday, February 25 on Topic, a new streaming service from First Look Media that features North American premieres and program- ming from around the world, complemented by a diverse slate of originals including scripted comedies and dramas, talk shows, documentaries and features.


After her husband goes missing, Sue Buttons (Allison Janney), an underappreciated suburban wife, gets a taste of being a local celebrity as she embarks on a citywide search in Yuba County to find him. In an effort to prolong her newfound fame, she stumbles into hilarious hijinks as her world turns upside down, dodging a wanna- be mobster (Awkwafina); a relentless local policewoman (Regina Hall); her half-sister (Mila Kunis), a local news reporter desperate for a story; and her husband’s dead-beat brother (Jimmi Simpson), who all set out to uncover the truth behind the disappearance. Directed by Tate Taylor and written by Amanda Idoko, Breaking News in Yuba County is a dark and twisted comedy that explores the outrageous lengths some will go to get some much-desired attention. Starting Friday, February 12, you can catch all the Break- ing News in Yuba County when it premieres on digital and in select theatres.

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