The incredible TG4 documentary 'Tras' has been praised online for its touching, raw account of what it's like to be transgender in Ireland.
'Tras' - the Irish word for "transgender" aired on TG4 last night. It told the story of a young Irish transgender couple, Max and Victoria, and highlighted the obstacles they face, and the challenges they undertake, as they carve out their own identities in an Irish society.
Over the course of six months, the documentary followed Max and Victoria as they travel from Sligo and Cavan, to Warsaw and back again. The couple gave viewers a frank and honest insight into the challenges they face as transgender people in Ireland today.
#Tabú - Tras (Transgender) | Anocht 21:30 | TG4
Is clár é #Tras a thugann léargas ar shaol Max agus Victoria, beirt Éireannacha óga trasinscneacha agus na dúshláin atá rompu.
— Midas Productions (@thisismidas) February 26, 2020
Covering topics such as gender dysphoria, coming out, mental health difficulties, family acceptance, and gender confirmation surgery, 'Tras' is ultimately a love story. It's a tale of two personal, intertwining journeys, told by those whose voice is rarely heard in Irish society.
'Tras' is one of TG4's most recent documentaries, under the 'Tabú' headling from Dublin-based production company Midas Productions. 'Tabú' is a series of standalone hour-long documentaries, which cover topics including domestic violence, rural decline and medicinal cannabis. If you haven't already been tuning in each week, you should put it on your TV radar.
Here's the lovely reaction the transgender documentary received on Twitter.
Gotta love coming in and finding your dear old parents glued to #Tabú on TG4, a programme about a transitioning Irish boy, waving the rainbow flag symbolically in support of something that an older, more conservative Ireland might have struggled to grasp. Hup! ?️?☘️
— Síomha Ní Chaisleáin (@NiSiomha) February 26, 2020
Such a sensitively told story about a brave and very mature young transgender couple and all the hurdles they face while transitioning. Wishing Max and Victoria every happiness #tras #Tabu https://t.co/PEs6GXIoqv
— Frances Plunkett (@franjplunkett) February 27, 2020
My lovely cousin Victoria features with her partner Max on tonight’s episode of Tabú. Their story is a powerful insight into the struggles many young people across Ireland are facing right now to just be comfortable in their own skin #tabu #tg4 https://t.co/zauUMMFA6g
— Colette O'Connor (@ColetteConnor) February 26, 2020
— Kalianne Farren (@FarrenKalianne) February 26, 2020
— Paula T Nolan (@IrishPTNolan) February 26, 2020
Díreach i ndaidh #tabú a choimhéad ar @TG4TV... Clár cumhachtach, mothálach & ionraic a d'oscail mo shúile go mór. Maith Max agus Victoria as a gcrógacht. Tá sibh le moladh! Amharcaigí air muna bhfuil sé feicithe agaibh!
— Seán Ó Baoill (@Sean_O_Baoill) February 26, 2020
Watching the TG4 documentary on trans people and I'm so grateful for this documentary!!!!!!! We need our stories told
— cherub (@honeyprinx) February 26, 2020
— Jen Healy (@JenniferHealy) February 19, 2020
— Siobhán (@soihban) February 26, 2020
— Ray Foley (@RayFoley11) February 19, 2020
If you missed last night's episode, a repeat of the transgender documentary will be aired again on Sunday night at 11.05pm - or you can head over to TG4's on-line platform BLOC (by clicking here).