Meet TV's Latest Trans Man: Lieutenant Dennis Croft of AMC's Small Town Security
Sunday evening AMC dipped its toes in the reality genre by premiering Small Town Security, an unscripted look at a small town family-owned security and investigation company. Under the guidance of Joan “The Chief” Koplan and her beloved Chihuahua Lambchop the peculiar but endearing crew of JJK Security gives Small Town Security viewers a unique perspective of life in the rural community of Ringgold, GA.
In the pilot, The Chief, who anchored a public access television talk show five years ago, yearns to return to her hosting duties but differences with the station’s management have prevented her from doing so. After some negotiations, she convinces UCTV to allow her to return. Her first guest is JJK Security employee “Lieutenant” Dennis Croft who oversees and trains the security officers at the company. Five years ago, on The Chief’s show, Croft came out as transgender to the small Georgia community. As he returns to television, in a moving interview he comes out to Small Town Security viewers, telling everyone that transitioning allowed him to “feel free.”