ABC’s new midseason show “Work It” is drawing criticism from LGBT activists and organizations in advance of its January 3rd premiere. According to ABC, “Work It” is a “high-concept comedy about two unrepentant guy’s guys who, unable to find work, dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps. … They’ve learned the hard way that the current recession is more of a ‘man-cession’ and their skills aren’t in high demand.”
Several LGBT organizations, including GLAAD, HRC, and the Transgender Law Center, have raised concerns with the show. Critics are objecting to ABC’s use of men presenting unsuccessfully as women for comic effect, and also for the show’s apparent lack of meaningful engagement with the real issues facing transgender people and women in the workplace.
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