Regardless of what you think about Channel 4’s controversial dating show N*ked Attraction, people loved the trans and pan visibility in the last episode.
In a Naked Attraction first, trans and pansexual dating hopefuls were added to the naked panel. The show’s second season premiere featured self-identified pansexual Lizzy who came out after one year of university and says she is open to all genders saying, “I’m attracted to everyone”.
Speaking about being transgender, presenter Anna Richardson said,
“Transgender people identify with a different sex to the one they were assigned at birth. To bring their body in line with how they identify some take hormones to promote physical changes within their bodies.
“Of the estimated half a million transgender people in the UK, only a third have gender confirmation surgery where their sexual organs are altered”.
Lizzy had six of naked people to choose from including two trans people.
Naturally, the good people of Twitter had a lot to say about the programme, but the representation of trans people was generally appreciated, with some pointing out that trans representation on mainstream television was poor and that Naked Attraction’s approach deserved kudos.
This is literally so interesting!I love that they have trans & LGBTQ people included!This is what sex Ed should really be! #NakedAttraction
— Stephanie Watkins (@StephanieWtkns) June 29, 2017
This is interesting though regarding trans bodies. We never see anything like this in the mainstream so kudos for that ?? #nakedattraction
— Симеон (@imjustboujee) June 29, 2017
Don't particularly want to admit we're watching #nakedattraction but SO AWESOME to see trans people represented. And pansexuality too!
— Chris Thompson (@flick_93) June 29, 2017
Hello representation on #NakedAttraction tonight! A pansexual woman with a choice between 6 naked people: 2 men, 2 women and 2 trans.
— Dawn (@_gryffindawn) June 29, 2017
Did #NakedAttraction seriously just have MASSIVE trans rep? Fucking hell yes
— Danni (@W4352) June 29, 2017