Whoopi Goldberg has a new reality show about five transgender models from Slay Model Management, “the world’s first transgender modeling agency,” as they try to “break through the stigma and make a name for themselves in the industry.” The cast includes gorgeous trans man Laith De La Cruz (whom we’ve posted about EXTENSIVELY here), as well as America’s Next Top Model’s first transgender contestant, Isis King.
The new trailer suggests that Strut will have all the drama of your favorite reality shows, while opening eyes to the struggles that transgender people have to face on a daily basis, no matter how beautiful they may be.
Is this a good thing for the trans community? Or (as OMGblog wonders) will it be exploitative and full of shrill and needless drama? I guess we’ll have to tune in and see…
Watch the trailer below.
Strut premieres Tues Sep 20 9/8c on Oxygen.