OUTtv’s trans documentary series Shine True breaks free from makeover TV

The makeover genre is very well-worn territory on reality Tv set, but OUTtv’s Glow Accurate places a couple twists on a common format to create persuasive drama out of seemingly mundane predicaments.

Tv set transformation narratives normally need huge reveals and stark ahead of and afters. Which is partly why display screen tales about trans and queer people are inclined to emphasize coming out.

Glow Accurate is about transformation, but it also manages to subvert the standard portrayal of people defying gender norms by hyper-concentrating on the component of the story that begins when the coming-out narrative finishes: the man or woman has explained to buddies, spouse and children, and colleagues. Now what?

Enter Toronto-centered musician and partnership coach Lucas Silveira and New York-centered design and photographer Richie Shazam. The duo put in a few months on the road past summer season, travelling during the pandemic involving Toronto, Chicago, and

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