“Twiz and Tuck” premieres on VICELAND March 27, 2017
Twiz & Tuck is an immersive docu-series following two best friends, on a bachelor party road trip to end all road trips, all told through the lens of being transgender and gender fluid. Contemplating their personal backstories along the way, as well as visiting places from their pre-transition past, Twiz and Tuck embark on a wild ride of adventures across America and take in all that’s weird and wonderful on the road; from getting choked by a Jiu Jitsu instructor, encountering ghosts in an old mining cemetery and riding a bull to getting a “vampire facial.”
Twiz is a gender variant artist, and business owner based in Brooklyn. Assigned female at birth alongside a twin brother, Twiz was born with Tourette Syndrome. Twiz took this challenge and channeled it into pursuing (and receiving) two master’s degrees – one in the fine arts and the other in creative arts therapy, which he plans on using to work with others who have the disorder. When he’s not running his business, or wandering through this world wondering which public restroom to use, Twiz enjoys visiting his fiancée in Sweden and, of course, traveling with his longtime friend, Tuck, to see what wild and wonderful things the world has to offer.
Tuck is a transgender man, dog fanatic, and self-proclaimed cheeseburger connoisseur who works professionally as a WP designer and content marketer. Tuck’s father is a retired racetrack scoreboard builder and his mother is a nurse. The family moved multiple times in during Tuck’s youth to accommodate his father’s career. On a sudden whim, Tuck’s mother decided to settle the family in a small, rural town in Iowa. Although Tuck identified as male, he was still living according to his assigned gender at birth, female, when he decided to join the U.S. Army. His Army career proved to be short-lived and at 19, Tuck moved to San Francisco and found a supportive queer community. Tuck landed a job writing content for porn films that eventually lead to a successful on-camera career as a transgender porn performer. Currently living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Tuck is ten years sober writing his memoir about his experiences being trans and working in the porn industry. Tuck is also engaged to his longtime girlfriend and lifetime New Yorker, Katie, and in search of a perfect place to settle with their two dogs and planning for a family.
More info on the official website. The show runs through May 1, 2017.
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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.