Within eight years, she starred in six different TV shows that all were canceled in less than a season: Hidden Hills (2002), Cursed (2000), Snoops - Charmant und brandgefährlich (1999), Amor - Mitten ins Herz (1998), Chicago Sons (1997), and Wild Oats (1994).episode “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” That’s not the technical name of the episode (it’s called “The Outing”) but it should be.” I don’t have any problems with Paula Marshall, she’s a fine actress, but she isn’t trans.Now, I totally understand latching onto any and all representation that has any positive aspects. The fact that she isn’t forced to use the men’s room or a port-a-potty covered in question marks doesn’t automatically make this a win.In case my excessive use of caps lock wasn’t clear, this is not okay. Ashton Kutcher responds to this with a barrage of “respectful” quips including “I can’t believe that you would…well then again, it is you” and “How did it work, like where did it go?should have shown Chuck Lorre that you can definitely find super talented trans actresses to play your trans characters.Were they worried they wouldn’t be able to find one who “passes” well enough to make it believable that Alan would be “fooled?
I think it’s important to point out that Alan’s very first interaction with Paula was predicated on him pointing out several times that he’s straight.
The writers wanted to make sure that we, the audience, didn’t think that they were saying he was gay.
They basically were saying, “Now we know he’s about to sleep with a someone who used to be a man, but don’t worry, no homo.” This show has a laugh track, so there’s no ambiguity about how it wants us to react to certain things.
The role was notable in thefact that the writers seldom resorted to stereotypical dyke jokes forhumor.
, Jon Cryer’s character, Alan, met, slept with and started dating a new character, Paula.
There was a time I was in that scenario and Marshall would have been a perfect fit.