burntbussy (burntbussy) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Whoopi Goldberg producing show about transgender models

Whoopi Goldberg is producing a TV series called "Strut" for the Oxygen channel about the world's first modeling agency exclusively for transgender models, Slay Model Management. The series is produced by One Hoe Productions and will premiere later this year.

Goldberg issued this statement about the show: "This show is important right now, because for all of the positive advances the community has made and continues to make, transgender is still a hot-button word that gets people hysterical. People tend to focus on the stereotype instead of the person, and this series will give viewers a unique opportunity to spend time with real people who are struggling with the same challenges we all face as we make our way through the world. You may even be surprised to discover that you have been seeing and interacting with transgender men and women in ways you didn’t even realize!"

Tags: actor / actress, black celebrities, lgbtq / rights, models, reality show, television
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