I haven’t seen the first episode of ‘I Am Cait’ – yet. But from everything that this review reports on it I can’t wait, not just to watch it myself, but to see how this will normalise and educate the public on transgender people both in the US and globally.
Firstly, though tough but legitimate question is asked:
Will a network known for Keeping Up with the Kardashians and other, lighter fare handle this story properly?
And the answer is…
At least for the series’ first episode, I Am Cait is a smash success, both in spite of its reality show format and because of it.
It is simultaneously educational and informative, gentle and transgressive. It takes time to teach its audience about trans issues, through the conduit of Jenner talking to her family.
The show is so soft, you can forget how revolutionary seeing a trans woman’s story being told on TV really is.