July 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm #555764
The series premiere of E!’s new docuseries, “I Am Cait,” aired tonight at 8 PM ET. Starring Caitlyn Jenner.
Any initial thoughts on the first airing for those who have watched it? I DVR’d it and will be giving my review of it later.July 26, 2015 at 9:06 pm #555766July 27, 2015 at 5:27 pm #555767
Very assured premiere episode. It was heavyhanded in stretches, but that’s okay given the subject matter. Caitlyn really is something else to watch. The scenes with her mother were the hardest to watch, but you get where she’s coming from, at least. Sad the plight that these trans teens have to endure daily. And for once, Kimye left a positive impression on the audience lol! Excited to see more episodes of this docuseries.July 31, 2015 at 6:44 am #555768
So I watched this yesterday and I have to admit that it was good. Kanye smiled….kinda scary. Saying that, he definately seems like he is very open minded so good for him becuase if the Us weekly I got in the mail yesterday is right, Rob is having a hard time with this so mabe he can help. The only question that I really still have is this (and it stems from the episode itself): is her mother going to be in every episode? Only reason I ask is this: She seems nice. If she was on the KUWTK when Caitlyn was Bruce, maybe it would have been better.August 2, 2015 at 11:11 am #555769
Episode Title: “The Road Trip” (Part 1)
Synopsis: Cait is elated to be on a road trip with a group of her new transgender
friends, but they question if her privileged status stops her from
becoming their new spokesperson.
Discuss.August 2, 2015 at 6:19 pm #555770
It was hard to watch mainly because of the mother. This was never going to be a show about Caitlin and everybody being “ok” with it, so it’s obvious it was going to hurt in places. And everything about the mother and the questions to the “expert” were kind of rough. But it’s nice to see Caitlin finally being free to go show the world what she’s become. However the final moments with the suicide were specially tough and much worse than the earlier segments with Catilin’s mom.
It looks like it will be a very good show, something you can’t really say about anything on E! except for The Soup.August 3, 2015 at 10:32 am #555771
I liked how this episode brought Caitlyn back down to reality about the realities of trans people who don’t have the money, status, and celebrity that she will always enjoy having. The episode didn’t shy away from the others calling Cait out as a naive, conservative dilettante who’s more concerned about hair and pretty designer dresses than about being the spokesperson for a vulnerable community where trans youths are getting murdered and committing suicides at alarming rates on a daily basis. But on a lighter note, the road trip scenes were fun! Who doesn’t love a good road trip lol? Either way, the differing community perspectives were enlightening and needed, and I hope that at least some of this is sinking in to Cait. Maybe she’ll even become a liberal as her transformation completes itself. Loving this docuseries!August 4, 2015 at 7:16 am #555772
I didn’t think that she would be able to anchor a show but honestly this show continues to wow me. She seems like she really just wants to help and bring trans issues out to the forefront and is not affraid to take the spokesperson role if necessary. That impressed me becuase a lot of people seemed to not take her seriously and boy were they wrong. Sidenote, I already ship Cait and Candis. My grade: B+August 10, 2015 at 8:23 am #555773
Episode TItle: “The Road Trip” (Part 2)
Synopsis: Cait wants to give her new friends the trip of a lifetime and they
challenge her to break down her walls and get personal; Cait must find a
way to balance her old friendships with her new ones.
Discuss.August 11, 2015 at 8:15 pm #555774
Blossom’s story was pretty tough to hear about. I’m glad that Caitlyn is stepping in to intervene, but I hope this won’t be given the edit of great white trans hope swooping in to “save” the less fortunate. The band of trans women informing and enlightening Cait is pretty cool. I’m somewhat familiar with Candi from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” but they’re all an interesting and diverse group. The professor lady gets on my nerves at times, and the black one is a bit too mama knows best. I still like them in relation to their interactions as a whole. The scenes with Ronda felt really contrived, like a ploy to get additional screentime. I wish there was a way to develop what their friendship was pre-taping, but it’s nice that they made up in the end. Looks like we’re getting the K clan next week! Finally! I hope they show Cait’s preparation for the ESPYs speech too (which she nailed BTW).August 16, 2015 at 1:06 pm #555775
Episode Title: “Family Interference”
Synopsis: Candis invites Cait over for an all-girl sleep over; Kim and Khloe
discuss comments aimed at Cait’s ex, their mother, in her Vanity Fair
article; later, Cait visits a support group for families with children
that are transitioning.
Discuss.August 17, 2015 at 10:24 am #555776
This is a legitimate SERIES submission if the show makes an Emmy run next summer. The confrontations with Kim and Khloe were tense (though nothing’s going to compare with Cait facing off with Mama Kris). The scenes with Candi were cute. I don’t know if they’re hinting at a friendship leading to more or not. It’s been an education seeing how gender identity does not conform with sexual identity. I think I naturally assumed that reassgning gender would lead to sexual attraction to the opposite gender, but it really doesn’t work that way. Here at least, Cait hasn’t specified what she wants yet (but she’s only been with women), and Candi said previously that she’s only attracted to men. The scenes with the trans support group and familes were well done too. Nice seeing Chaz Bono show up here (it was only a matter of time). The show’s really coming into its own at this stage.August 23, 2015 at 4:58 am #555777
Episode Title: “Take Pride”
Synopsis: Caitlyn refers to the LGBT community as “they” until she visits a NYC
Pride event and finally feels included; Caitlyn tries to reconnect with
her male friends and Scott Disick offers his advice.
Discuss.August 24, 2015 at 9:23 am #555778
Seeing Cait being embraced at NYC Pride was a triumphant moment. Get alllll of it, bitch! I’m surprised by how much I was moved by it. I would have had that be the focus of the entire episode than wasting time on what Cait’s straight male friends thought (I mean really, do we care about Scott Dysick’s acceptance?). Candi’s performance was a hoot, and I’m liking the supporting “cast” of Cait’s friends rallying to support her (Candi, the professor lady, the younger one, the black mama, etc.). This is all such an education that I’m absolutely loving to watch each week!August 25, 2015 at 7:23 am #555779
All caught up. This show started off well but now I’m losing interest. Scott was a breath of fresh air and Candi is good on the show but so far the highlight for me had to be the conrontation with her and her step-daughters.