The Monday premiere of I Am Cait aired express from the US on E! on Optus TV with Fetch. Within moments the hashtag #IAmCait was already trending. The eight part docu-series follows Caitlyn Jenner living her life as a transgender woman and her journey seeking out her ‘new normal’. More than just another Keeping Up with the Kardashians, this is a powerful story bringing awareness and education to an issue many struggle to understand.
It’s eye opening to learn about the pain and fear many transgender people face. From the opening moments we’re introduced to Caitlyn waking up in the early hours of the morning and talking about the responsibility to tell her story and “get it right”.
The first episode documents Caitlyn’s first interactions with her mother and family following her transition. As a reality show starring members of the Kardashian–Jenner clan there were bound to be some heart-warming and uplifting moments. The support and love Caitlyn receives from her family and friends is clear to see; finally living life her way has made her happier and stronger.
Time will tell how the rest of the series unfolds, the sneak preview of upcoming episodes hint at some dramatic moments on the way.
If you missed the premiere on Monday you can still catch up on Friday 31 July at 9:30pm on E! Channel E! is available with Optus TV with Fetch.