Becoming ChazClosed Captioning
Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato
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Chaz Bono was a male trapped in a female shell for as long as he can remember. Growing up as Sonny and Cher's adorable golden-haired daughter in a body he felt wasn't his own was a crucible it took years to transcend. Now, as he undertakes gender reassignment, he's bravely decided to share the process on camera. Becoming Chaz invites us along on Chaz's remarkable journey of transformation. As hormone shots give way to top surgery, down-to-earth, unflappable Chaz beams with a sense of liberation and goes public with his story to put a face on a misunderstood issue. Meanwhile, his gregarious girlfriend grapples with the realities of suddenly living with a man, and it's clear sex change isn't solely a physical transition. Intimate and nakedly honest, the film reveals the humanity and courage it takes for Chaz to ultimately embrace his true self. His moving struggle will reverberate profoundly for anyone to whom authenticity matters.
A great look into what we so often judge because it's not a part of our own problems or experience. Well documented, fair, honest, and a chance to learn something. A real documentary. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Five stars. I have a new respect for Chaz, and for the girl he was with at the time.
THANK YOU MR. BONO FOR A 5 * FILM
Thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your life. It's about time Transgender was understood. This film is the catalyst for understanding this topic. Beautifully done. Left me wanting to see more.
The title says it all.