“My Transparent Life” documentary follows the lives of celebrity makeup artist Stassi Kihm and TikTok Star Jesse Sullivan
My Transparent Life is a documentary that explores the lives of two transgender people through the various stages of transition. Investigative filmmaker Serena DC follows celebrity makeup artist Stassi Kihm and TikTok star Jesse Sullivan throughout their journeys to self actualization as they begin hormone treatments, attend appointments with gender reassignment surgeons and adjust to life as the opposite sex.
“One of my best friends is transgender and after hearing about the rejection and abuse she has endured since transitioning I wanted to create a film that would educate the public on what it really means to be transgender and the impact that non acceptance can have on a person,” producer Serena DC said.
Along their journeys they are mentored by a community of transgender people, doctors, psychologists and counselors as they adjust to sharing their new lives with friends, partners, work colleagues and family- some of whom are not as supportive as others. Sullivan, best known for sharing his journey with his 2.8 million followers on TikTok, became a parent as a teen to daughter Arlo and wants to share his story so the world can better understand what it means to be transgender, especially as a transgender parent and partner to reality star Francesca ‘Frankie’ Farago.
“I just think no one has talked about being a trans parent,” Sullivan says in the trailer. “That story just hasn’t been told enough. If I had one message to the world, it would be that transgender people are way more similar to you than they are different.”
“My Transparent Life” premieres on October 4, 2022 at 11:11am pst on Amazon prime, Apple TV, Google play and Xbox.
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