Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Check out the trailer for Oxygen’s new series on transgender models titled “Strut.” The show premieres on Tuesday, September 20 at 9 p.m. EST. As previously reported, “Strut” was the brainchild of Oscar winning-actress and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg and is being executive produced through her One Hoe Productions.
“Strut” will follow transgender models Laith De La Cruz, Dominique Jackson, Isis King, Ren Spriggs and Arisce Wanzer as they chase their passions of becoming household names in the fashion world while challenging stereotypes of gender and beauty. Supporting them every step of the way are Cecilio Asuncion and Cassandra Cass of Slay Model Management, the first exclusively transgender modeling agency.
“Our models come from all walks of life, all different backgrounds and ethnicities. They are struggling with things we can all relate to – trying to make ends meet, fighting to make a name for themselves and navigating the minefields of personal relationships,” said Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg. “All of these struggles are amplified by the fact that they are also fighting to break down barriers and taking on the responsibility of representing the transgender community in today’s society. It’s time to separate caricature from real people and that’s what we are doing with ‘Strut.’”
Take a peek below:
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