In August of 2008 on a rainy day in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn,
I began filming the 21st season of MTV's The Real World.
At 24 years old,
I was the first openly transgender person in the show's then-16-year history.
Only five weeks earlier,
I had undergone sexual reassignment surgery.
while watching the first episode of Caitlyn Jenner's E!
docuseries I Am Cait,
I found myself in a unique position to understand and empathize with Ms. Jenner.
I also noticed some things that were quite familiar.
Via Katelynn Cusanelli on
Am Cait' Through the Eyes of TV's First Trans Reality
Star: Katelynn Cusanelli of MTV's 'Real World' |
Katelynn is probably the only person who's opinion on Caitlyn (and her show) you should take
(you know … because they have the same first name).
I might be a bit biased,
having met Katelynn several years before she became a reality television star.
I also wonder just how scripted Caitlyn's show will become
(link via Instapundit).
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