Throughout 8 episodes of one hour each, Caitlyn Jenner will open the doors to her new life as a woman. The docu-series, as channel E! calls it, is not meant to be a drama-filled reality show like 'Keeping up with the Kardashians', that propelled the clan to fame and kept Jenner under the spotlight before the transition. "I Am Cait" is ready for prime time and will air July 26th.
"So many people go through life and they never deal with their own issues, no matter those issues are. Ours happened to be gender identity," Caitlyn is heard saying on the first trailer for the docu-series released by E!. "You go through all this stuff and you start learning the kind of pressure women are under all the time about their appearance," she admits, while seen putting on her own make-up.
Four of Jenner's children, from the two previous marriages, have refused to participate in the docu-series. As the premiere approaches, Jenner has also been involved in a war of words with Kris Jenner, who complains she was never told of the full extent of her now ex transformation.
In addition, several #Celebrities have been backlashing against Caitlyn Jenner, after an initial positive reaction. Rapper Snoop Dog called her a "science project" while actor Drake Bell tweeted "Sorry... still calling you Bruce."
A petition has also circulated asking for Jenner to lose the Olympic medals won as a male competitor, which will not happen, and rage unraveled on social media when ESPN announced she would receive the ESPY Courage Award, instead of other outstanding athletes. The award will be given next month for starting "a constructive dialogue about progress and acceptance," as the transgender community is among the most victimised and discriminated against in the world. #Television