'Nip/Tuck' creator's next: Transsexual Drama

Ryan Murphy, writer/creator of FX series Nip/Tuck, has a five-year plan for a new drama lined up for the network, entitled 4 oz.. The series is about a “gender -conflicted” sportswriter who makes the decision to undergo sex reassignment surgery – the five season arc follows the protagonist through progressive steps towards the big switch. From Variety:

“The first season deals with the revelation of his secret,” Murphy said. “In the second season, he begins dressing like a woman. The third covers the surgery, and his inherent doubts about going through with it, and by the fourth season, he’s living as a woman and attempting to find love.”

Murphy said “4 oz.” refers to the average weight of a penis, remarkably light given the amount of havoc it creates for men.

Helping to steer the genre/gender bender from behind the scenes is Brad Pitt, who has a keen interest in Murphy’s next three projects – Pitt has executive producer credits attached to 4 oz., Murphy’s feature film debut Running with Scissors, as well as follow up Dirty Tricks.

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Posted by Ted Zee on September 27th 2006 | Home Page | 2 Comments Subscribe to this site's feed

2 Responses

  1. Kaylyn Says:

    That’s so fucked up, it’s wonderful. I’d watch it but I think they’re being presumptious planning for five seasons. I don’t want to invest in a story that may get cancelled unfinished.

  2. Carolyn Says:

    I am transsexual myself and have gone thru this thing with my family. So I think a TV series, even a comedy, could greatly help to “normalize” the situation that such things exist.

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