My criticisms have zero to do with age or taking hormones or facial hair removal, or boobs, or surgery of any sort. It portrays transsexuals as having totally unrealistic expectations - such as going out on a date when you don't even have the guts to go full-time, never mind the experience to no longer be self-conscious. That's a good way to get publicly humiliated, and anyone transitioning is going to be aware of the risks. Encouraging people to go on dates before they've completed their social transition is irresponsible. It might work in California, but it sure as hell won't play the same in Texas.
Go big or go home - in this case, that means transition completely, and make sure you have enough experience so you don't look like a man in a dress, before you try to date someone who doesn't know, because if you haven't transitioned, you'll still be self-conscious of who you are in each roll; it won't be second nature. It's a good way to get the sh*t beaten out of you, or worse. Trying to go on dates when you aren't passable and haven't even finished your social transition is nutzo dangerous. Acting like a woman part-time is not the same as living as one full-time and not needing to put on an act because you've had the time to get comfortable with your real self, as well as unlearning the male mannerisms that get you clocked.
When the only time you even think about being a transsexual is when you go online or see bs like transparent, you've arrived.
There are those who are unpassable, and that's unfortunate, and age has nothing to do with it. In fact, aging makes it easier to pass, because people don't have the same expectations of appearance for senior women. Then again, there are genetic women who are unpassable as women. Same as there are women who are particularly hirsute. Even with hormones, they have to shave. You have to deal with what nature gave you, same as everyone else in the world.