A Kid Like Jake — Trailer

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added: Fri, Apr 13th '18

Homeland's Claire Danes and Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons star as a conflicted couple raising a four-year-old boy who likes to dress up like fairy-tale princesses in the trailer for "A Kid Like Jake."

Written by playwright Daniel Pearle and based on his stage play of the same name, the Brooklyn-set drama centers on Alex (Danes) and Greg (Parsons), a happily married couple who discover that they have conflicting ideas on how to properly label their young son who appears to be more comfortable wearing outfits meant for girls -- like wearing skirts and dresses rather than jeans and shorts. Which leads to the questions: Is a four-year-old child too young to question one's gender identity? And is it okay for a parent to encourage or discourage such behavior?

Directed by acclaimed "Transparent" helmer Silas Howard and co-starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Amy Landecker, and Emmy-winner Ann Dowd, "A Kid Like Jake" will be hitting theaters on June 8th.

Brooklyn parents Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg (Jim Parsons) are lucky to have a kid like Jake. Their four-year-old is bright, precocious, creative -- and just happens to prefer Disney princesses to toy cars and skirts to jeans. Jake's "gender expansive" behavior -- as local preschool director Judy (Octavia Spencer) dubs it -- is no big deal to Alex and Greg. Or so it seems, until the process of navigating New York City's hyper-competitive private school system opens up a parental quagmire: could Jake's gender nonconformity be just the thing that gives their child an edge in the admissions game? How young is too young to put a label on a child's identity? Is this just a phase, or is Jake truly transgender? Split in their opinions on how to handle the situation, Alex and Greg find themselves navigating an emotional and ethical minefield with one patch of common ground between them: their fierce desire to do what's right for Jake. Transparent director Silas Howard helms this timely, honest, emotionally rich look at 21st-century parenting.


directed by   Silas Howard

starring   Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Amy Landecker, Ann Dowd

release date   June 8, 2018 (in select theaters)

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