The first promo video for the Caitlyn Jenner documentary series on E! ‘I Am Cait’ has been unveiled giving us the first glimpse into the multi-part series chronicling the transgender journey of the former Bruce Jenner.
Immediately after the formal unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner in a stunning Vanity Fair cover story and photo shoot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, we now have the first promo for the highly anticipated documentary series ‘I Am Cait,’ which will chronicle the transition of the transgender woman once known to the world as the Olympic gold medalist and champion and KUWTK patriarch Bruce Jenner.
The unfolding story comprises the eight-part, one-hour documentary series. And indeed unfolding is the operative word here as we have witnessed the story just as we were intended to. There have, surprisingly, been no leaks and no breaches of privacy. We’ve had years of rumors of course, before the landmark interview that the former Bruce Jenner gave to Diane Sawyer on ABC, creating two hours of riveting television.
And we’re set for even more riveting television in the weeks to come. In the first promo, we witness her going through her beauty routine, as she wears a white robe and applies makeup.
She admits that this business of beautifying oneself can be daunting as she said, “You start learning the pressure that women are under all the time about their appearance.” She goes on to express thankfulness for makeup artists who are transforming her for what has already become an iconic Annie Leibovitz photo on the cover of Vanity Fair.
While the cynical have offered the assessment that all of this carefully orchestrated rollout is for a reality TV series which is already a guarantee to be a ratings bonanza for the E! network not to mention offering a nice chunk of change for Jenner herself, there is a deeper purpose and she herself reflects upon this in a later scene.
Caitlyn Jenner says, “How many people go through and just waste an entire life because they never deal with themselves, to be who they are?”
Traveling in a car, she reflects aloud, saying, “‘Isn’t it great that someday you’ll be normal – just blend into society?”
Her passenger insists, “You are normal.” To which she replies, “Put it this way: I’m the new normal.”
And that is quickly becoming the fact. Reality television is barely keeping pace with the reality. The same day this promo was released, it was announced that Caitlyn Jenner has Caitlyn Jenner has signed with CAA’s Speakers department and in that capacity will work with the CAA Foundation as she forges ahead with plans to become an activist for the LGBT community, a desire she expressed during her interview with Diane Sawyer. So yes, there’s much more to this unfolding story than corsets and lip gloss.
The new series premieres on Sunday, July 26th; watch the first ‘I Am Cait’ promo video below!
Pictures: PR Photos