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Jill Soloway, creator of Amazon’s ‘Transparent,’ can create political change. Jeff Bezos said so.

“Transparent” has won eight Emmys.

Jill Soloway, Code 2017 Asa Mathat

Jill Soloway, the comedian and actor behind Amazon’s Emmy-award winning show “Transparent” and more recently “I Love Dick, said that they spoke to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos about how their television show will actually help to make the world a more equitable and just place.

Soloway recounted a story from when they were at the Golden Globes with Jeff Bezos and they had the chance to ask him a question.

“I’m obsessed with a movement for women, people of color, queer people, and an intersectional power movement. I think about revolution all the time,” Soloway said. “How do I square that with my TV and filmmaking ambitions?”

Bezos responded optimistically.

“‘They are the same thing,’” Soloway said Bezos told them. “‘The way that a story can make change is so much faster than the way that politics can make change,’” he told them.

“You create culture that has a story in it that says something as radical as ‘trans people are people’ and then laws follow,” Soloway recalled.

Soloway went on to say that “Transparent” was one of the shows that really helped to propel Amazon into the content business.


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.