Now that Macy has transitioned, viewers will get a glimpse of how her marriage to Sharon is evolving.
"We still love and care about each other," Macy says. She is heterosexual, she is definitely not a lesbian or anything like that." There’s Robyn and Andrew – they used to be best guy friends. "I told him one of the things I would do to preserve our friendship was that I was never going to hit on him, I was never going to make any moves on him, because I didn’t want him to feel uncomfortable being around me," Robyn says.
"I think it was really refreshing having it from Kansas City because it’s so relatable. They say the risks in giving up their privacy are worth it, if the show helps other trans people know they’re not alone — and helps America understand.
It's the Midwest, and the fact that it’s middle America is a really great thing for us." The cast members wanted to show America how normal they are. "When we talk about transgender people in general, a lot of people think of surgeries and it creates a cloud of mystery," says Macy. Hopefully by people seeing the show, some of that cloud of mystery will get lifted and they’ll actually see people.
“New Girls on the Block” was developed by a team at Hint, an advertising and digital marketing company in the Crossroads.
With more than 30 million members from more than 25 countries who speak more than 8 different languages, Match welcomes singles of all genders and sexual orientations.The site allows you to filter through profiles by these two criteria as well as age, location, and interests, among others.Match will also send highly compatible match suggestions to your inbox boxed on this information. And one of Antrim’s Los Angeles friends started his own production company.And Discovery Fit and Health was re-launching as Discovery Life and looking for new shows. "Most people would think they would get any kind of gender-related pitches or transgender pitches from New York or LA," says Julie Meisner Eagle, Vice President of Production and Development for Discovery Life.He spent 14 years as a casting director in Los Angeles before moving back to Kansas City four years ago.At Hint, he started a division called Reality Road to pitch TV ideas.There’s Macy and Sharon, a middle-aged, married couple – Macy used to be a strapping, motorcycle-riding man."He was the man all my friends were like, 'Girl don’t you mess this up,'" says Sharon.They have a presence that speaks of strength, all of them.They’re standing up tall and straight and proud." Antrim put together a three-minute “sizzle reel” and started shopping the idea.