Got a chance last night to check out the latest episode in the MTV True Life series that focuses on trans people. I didn't like the title, but I forgave them after I watched the show and noted how respectfully done the documentary was.
The show focuses on the lives of transwoman Elle and transman Ted, who are both well into their transitions and on track for their respective surgeries.
Elle's transition is moving forward towards SRS with help of a supportive family. As you watch it, she has an unexpected and tragic loss on the road to Trinidad, CO and her surgery date with Dr. Marci Bowers.
You also get to see a snippet of Elle's breast augmentation surgery as well as her visit with Dr. Bowers.
One of the cool things about this trans documentary is that it features Ted, an African descended transman. It's not often I get to see my transbrothas featured in these various documentaries, and it was a refreshing change of pace.
You get to see Ted as he juggles school, saving for his chest surgery and marriage enroute to his date with the surgeon.
There's also a section in which they show a little of their post recovery surgery issues.
If you missed it last night, there's a repeat showing of it at 2 AM EDT before they eventually put it on the True Life section of the MTV website for you to watch.