Groups slam ABC cross-dressing comedy Work It – by James Hibberd

The upcoming series Work It – about two men who disguise themselves as women to land jobs – is taking fire from two organizations that say the show is offensive to the transgender community. “During a period in which the transgender community now routinely finds itself in the cultural crosshairs, the timing couldn’t be worse for a show based on the notion that men dressed as women is inherently funny,” writes Matt Kane, the associate director of entertainment media at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.