Silas Howard, the man behind the original Amazon series Transparent, is back with “A kid like Jake”, which stars Claire Danes, Priyanka Chopra, and the Big Bang star Jim Parsons. Silas, who introduced transgender adults to a broader audience through Transparent, is all set to depict how children see gender and how their respective identities are molded by the people surrounding them. The trailer portrays the contemporary parenthood of a boy child named Jake who likes to wear skirts. ‘A kid like Jake’ is certainly a huge step forward regarding transgender cinema.
This movie will be universal and relatable to everyone, Danes explained when asked about the movie. The subject of this movie is not something that we are not aware of. Instead, it’s a subject that is current and relevant. Parsons, on the other side, said that the movie is mainly based on how you raise a child in general and the trials and tribulations that you face.
The Bollywood actress, who made her debut with Dwayne Johnson, will be seen playing the role of a friend to Danes and Parsons. One thing, which might disappoint fans in India, is the Desi Girl’s insignificant appearance in the trailer, which was exactly the case with Baywatch trailer.
The trailer shows the raising concerns of a couple for their boy child who gets fascinated more by fairytales rather than toys. The kid named Jake desperately wants to know why boys can’t wear a skirt. The couple (Danes and Parsons) is trying hard to find the best school for their child in New York City until they are advised by Judy to open up more about their son who’s having a gender expansive plan in his mind. As they try to challenge the different private schools, they must determine whether their child’s gender unconformity matters or not. It can either help them or make things worse.
‘A kid like Jake’ is a film directed by American Director Silas Howard who is known for his films like by Hook or by Crook. The screenplay is by Daniel Pearle and is based on his play. This film made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival this year.
‘A kid like Jake’ is all set to release on June 1st, 2018.