The Simpsons is an animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that has been on the air since 1989. It is currently the longest-running American sitcom, animated program, and primetime, scripted television series.

Episode 345/1610 - "There's Something About Marrying"Edit

A recurring theme in many of the "gay friendly" Simpsons episodes is the othering and mocking of transgender individuals. In this episode, involving the gay marriage debate, the entire third act revolves around the "trans woman as deciever" trope. The reveal that lesbian pro golfer Veronica is actually heterosexual man Leslie Swisher (really?) actually takes place as Marge captures Leslie shaving his face while humming "Dude Looks Like A Lady" by Aerosmith. The second, public reveal takes place as Marge outs Leslie and draws attention to his Adam's Apple. While it is never actually stated that Leslie is transgender, the idea of a man impersonating a woman to infiltrate both womens sports and a lesbian orientation is a troubling stereotype to perpetuate.

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