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Audio Commentary Version of Multi-Golden Globe Award-Winning Series Transparent Now Available to Amazon Prime Members

Customers can experience Transparent through the eyes of the series creator Jill Soloway and the show’s stars, including Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, and Jay Duplass, with behind-the-scenes audio commentary on the making of the show

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 3, 2015-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced a special audio commentary version of the multi-Golden Globe award-winning series Transparent is now available. Prime members eager for the inside scoop on their favorite moments can experience the series through the eyes of the show’s creator Jill Soloway and cast members including Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass. To listen to the audio commentary, Prime members in the US and UK can look for the “audio commentary” version of Transparent, which is available using the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected and mobile devices or online at http://www.amazon.com/transparentcommentary.

"People are always coming up and asking me questions about how the show came together,” said Soloway. “With this audio commentary, they can hear it for themselves—whether we’re reminiscing about the technicalities of production or just showcasing some of the chemistry we shared. I can’t wait for our fans to sink their teeth into some of our behind-the-scenes goodness."

Through the new audio commentary, Soloway, along with select members of the Transparent cast, will give listeners interesting facts about the show’s creation, as well as some favorite moments. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the behind-the-scenes commentary:

  • Curious how Jeffrey Tambor’s iconic line, “My whole life I’ve been dressing up like a man,” came about? It was inspired by a reaction from one of Jill’s friends to the news of her own parent’s transition.
  • The scene in episode four where Ali and Sarah have their first post-Maura discussion was Amy Landecker and Gaby Hoffmann’s first scene together. The dialogue was based on Jill’s actual conversation with her sister Faith, a staff writer, and was used as an audition scene.
  • The cereal boxes that Josh’s love notes from Rita are stored in are actually real hiding spots that came from Jim Frohna, the Director of Photography. He used these during a relationship he had in college.
  • In the first episode, Maura's post-meal phone call and costume change remains one of the most beautiful moments of the whole season for Jill Soloway.

Written, directed and executive produced by multi-award winner Soloway, Transparent is a half hour novelistic series that explores family, identity, sex, and love. The series stars Tambor as Maura, who has spent her life as Mort—the Pfefferman family patriarch. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone’s secrets finally start to come out. This includes her ex-wife Shelly (played by Light), and their children—meandering Ali (played by Hoffmann), record producer Josh (played by Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (played by Landecker). Each family member spins in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become.

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