Catfish: Sham and Phillip

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I had another post planned, but I just watched an episode from the new season of Catfish, which left me with a couple of thoughts, so here we are. Welcome to another random post. A friend of Slam called in Catfish because she thought her friend is being catfished. Before I get into the episode, I always wonder how staged the introduction to a story is? I fair to guess that there is a cast from producers before the email magical appears in the inbox before Nev and Kamie.

When they go to meet Slam and her friend in person, one of the first questions they ask was how the protagonist identifies? She said as a trans woman. For whatever reason, the friend also mentioned that she does drag. In my opinion, Slam doing drag has nothing to do with her dating life, which is what the show is about. When Nev asked if She was doing drag and like the remarkable woman she is, she said yes, I do drag and just because I transitioned doesn’t mean that I should stop doing that because drag should be for everyone. Dating nowadays is tricky; dating as a trans person is ten times harder.

One day, this handsome guy slid into her DMs, filling her with compliments, which of course, everyone likes. Instagram is the place where Slam feels she can be fully herself. So, she had some photos of herself pre-transitioning, so knowing that this guy saw the photos and still found her attractive meant the world to her. As a trans person, I can tell you that if something like this had happened to me, I, too, would ignore all the red flags even if everyone else sees them crystal clear. I want to keep this spoiler free, so I won’t comment about the reveal at the end.



3 thoughts on “Catfish: Sham and Phillip

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