Friday, December 01, 2006

AMC Breaks New Ground

Jeffrey Carlson, "Zarf"

In what will be a first for daytime television - or any scripted series on broadcast television - All My Children will reveal that a new character, Zarf, is a transgender person.

While I am all for this new development, I am not so sure about the name "Zarf." Sounds like a character from a Poppy Z. Brite novel. If the show is trying to promote "transgenders as people too," perhaps they should have opted for a more normal name? I know the character is an international rock star, so hopefully that is just his/her stage name.