Oxygen has given a green light to “Strut,” a series from executive producer Whoopi Goldberg about transgender models breaking down barriers in the industry.
According to Variety, “Strut” will follow a set of driven and determined models who are pursuing their passion of becoming household names in the world of fashion, while challenging stereotypes of gender and beauty. Supporting them every step of the way is Slay Model Management, the world’s first exclusively transgender modeling agency.
“This show is important right now because for all of the positive advances the community has made and continues to make, transgender is still a hot-button word that gets people hysterical,” stated Whoopi. “People tend to focus on the stereotype instead of the person, and this series will give viewers a unique opportunity to spend time with real people who are struggling with the same challenges we all face as we make our way through the world. You may even be surprised to discover that you have been seeing and interacting with transgender men and women in ways you didn’t even realize!”
“Strut” is slated to premiere later this year.
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