Taking up the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and “pit bull” politics, this article explores the problems and promises of trans* spectatorship, trans* affect, new media, and animal studies. The popular Animal Planet show Pit Bulls and Parolees grounds the analysis, which is focused on the ways that race and masculinity figure in the show's politics and practices of salvation of both dogs and men, joining this discussion with an exploration of how affect as a sense of bodily movement and feeling figures in the material practices of new media spectatorship involving nonhuman animals. Working through a sense of specifically trans* affect, the article uses autoethnographic examples from the author's own transition and viewership to explore the possibilities of a broader multispecies trans*-affective politics.

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