Becoming Chaz


Chaz Bono was a male trapped in a female shell for as long as he can remember. Growing up as Sonny and Cher’s adorable golden-haired daughter in a body he felt wasn’t his own was a crucible it took years to transcend. Now, as he undertakes gender reassignment, he’s bravely decided to share the process on camera.

Becoming Chaz invites us along on Chaz’s remarkable journey of transformation. As hormone shots give way to top surgery, down-to-earth, unflappable Chaz beams with a sense of liberation and goes public with his story to put a face on a misunderstood issue. Meanwhile, his gregarious girlfriend grapples with the realities of suddenly living with a man, and it’s clear sex change isn’t solely a physical transition.

Intimate and nakedly honest, the film reveals the humanity and courage it takes for Chaz to ultimately embrace his true self. His moving struggle will reverberate profoundly for anyone to whom authenticity matters.

Randy and Fenton on Bring Your Own Doc

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If you missed the live feed of Randy and Fenton on Bring Your Own Doc yesterday, you can watch the whole thing here and now! They sit down with Ondi Timoner and talk about Party Monster, Becoming Chaz, In Vogue: The Editors Eye, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and last but not least, they discuss The World According To Wonder! (Available on Amazon *wink*) ... See the Rest

Congratulations Chaz, Randy, and Fenton!

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At Saturday night's GLAAD Awards, Cher and her big-ass afro wig presented the Stephen F Zolzak Award, (which is given to a bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgender person) to her son Chaz Bono for being the first transgender contestant on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Said Cher: "I'm here because Chaz has the most courage of almost anyone I know. ... See the Rest

And the Nominees Are….

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Condragulations to RuPaul's Drag Race and Becoming Chaz on their Realscreen Factual Entertainment Awards nominations. ... See the Rest

Becoming Chaz Rated One of the Top Ten Films OF ALL TIME

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That is, according to Jake Wilson of The Sydney Morning Herald. And even if it comes a little out of left field, and we've never heard of Jake Wilson before, hey – we'll take it. Says Mr Wilson:  "Candidly tracking Chaz's transition from female to male, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's documentary is a useful primer on a topic still often ... See the Rest

Wowlebrity Receptionist of the Day

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Wowlebrity receptionist of the day is Chaz Bono, from Becoming Chaz. ... See the Rest

And The Nominees Are …

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We woke up to the great news that WOW is nominated for three GLAAD awards. Becoming Chaz and The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell were both nominated for Outstanding Documentary. Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys was nominated for Outstanding Reality Program. Congratulations are in order to everyone at WOW. ... See the Rest

And All That Chaz

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This Sunday you'll be able to get a double dose of Chaz. OWN will be re-airing the Emmy nominated documentary Becoming Chaz, and following it up with the premiere of the brand new special, Being Chaz. Being picks up where Becoming left off, as Chaz and Jen work through their ever-evolving relationship, dealing with the media exposure from the ... See the Rest

The Return of Chaz

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Chaz may be off Dancing With The Stars but he will be returning to the television screen very soon. OWN will be airing Being Chaz, "the anticipated follow-up special to the 2011 Emmy Award nominated OWN Documentary Club film Becoming Chaz. Being Chaz chronicles Chaz Bono and his girlfriend Jennifer Elia as they navigate their lives together post ... See the Rest

Chazzamatazz

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TMZ is reporting that ABC has hired extra security on Dancing With the Stars now that Chaz Bono is a somewhat controversial contestant. Although there has been no specific incident to cause concern, there have been some unpleasant remarks about him on the ABC message boards, and the network suits feel there are "crazies" in the world who might not ... See the Rest

Watch Chaz Dance the Cha Cha

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Dancing with the Stars returns tonight and everyone here at World of Wonder wishes Chaz good luck on his first dance. Here are the details on how to cast your vote for Chaz tonight. ... See the Rest