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Janet Jackson to Exec Produce Doc About Transgender Lives

Leeeerve her! Janet Jackson has announced that she’ll be the Executive Producer on the documentary Truth, which will explore the lives and struggles of the transgendered community. And we thought she couldn’t get any fiercer.

In a statement released today, the pop diva said:

“All people are very important to me. I’ve been fortunate to make friends and learn about very different lives. Truth is our small chance to ask that you try and understand someone who lives their life in a way that is a little bit different from yours, even though all of our hearts are the same. We want to stop the hate and find understanding.”

Preach! Production is slated to begin this summer, lead by director Robert Jason:

“Janet Jackson will take us on a visually innovative, cerebral journey through the turbulent lives of transgendered people of all ages around the world and their epic struggle for equality. This film will highlight landmark mainstream stories and provide a glimpse at others that will change the gender landscape of the world forever. Just as it is hard to believe that there ever was a time when different components of society were required to use separate drinking fountains, it is as incredible that one’s gender expression remains just such a target for discrimination.”

With all the hate we’re hearing about today, it’s heartwarming to hear a whole lotta love.

[Image via IMDB]

By:           Aaron Coleman
On:           Jun 4, 2012
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  • 8 Comments
    • Belize
      Belize

      JayKay: “TransMEN aren’t people. You’re only a person if you have a working penis.”

      There, JayKay. I’ve already taken the liberty to write something that can come from your simple hick-town logic. There’s no need for you to stop injecting cement into your member just so you can bang your beard. Have a great day, hon.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 1:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon
      Brandon

      Why is the documentary only focusing on Trans people? Why not include bisexuals, gay men, and lesbians too?

      Jun 5, 2012 at 1:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • W.P.
      W.P.

      @Brandon:

      $5 says it will, just not cisgendered ones.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 2:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KV
      KV

      @Brandon: Because bisexuals, gays and lesbians aren’t transgendered. Duuuuuuuuh! The L, G and B are already being better understood and gaining acceptance. The T? Not so much. Can you maybe take the focus off yourself and stop being so stereotypical for just one documentary?

      Jun 5, 2012 at 9:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      I’m not a huge fan of molecules and atoms, believing that once the energy is gone, the whole world and the people in it will fall to meaningless dust, hologram-like.
      I will certainly watch this documentary in an effort to try to understand. At the risk of offending some, I do believe that bodies are temporary vessels that are discarded and left by the wayside, in death. Can true happiness be found in molecules and atoms? It’s obvious that I don’t understand why this shell is given more importance than it is due. Muscles, tans, make-up, cosmetic surgeries, and all the trappings of ego and sense of self seem futile, though my opinions hold no authority. I’ve just seen too much death in my life to be enamored with flesh. Flesh is lacking. It’s like trying to drive a Volvo to the moon, it just lacks. I wish I could understand more fully the complexities of gender dysphoria, however, through all of the conversations about the physical, Mr. Death is hanging over my shoulder, putting our existence into perspective. Good luck with your project, Ms. Jackson. I hesitated to respond to this post. I will watch your informative documentary and likely come away with a more educated perspective. Please know that I mean no offense by my questions or views on bodies. We need to talk more and understand each other more. Thanks for making this possible.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • great
      great

      hey bro,

      great

      Jun 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greg
      Greg

      1equality-You need to stop smoking crack.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ItoJane
      ItoJane

      This is awesome. I can’t wait to watch it.

      Jul 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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