Janet Jackson To Produce Documentary About The International Transgender Community
Written by Instinct Staff |
Monday, 04 June 2012
|Tags: janet jackson, divas, truth, announce, documentary, film, trans, community, lgbt, robert jason|
Could we love Janet anymore than we already do? We didn't think so but the answer is yasssss!
The iconic gaydored diva announced today via press release that she is set to executive produce Truth, a documentary that examines "the lives of trans- and nongendered people around the world and their epic struggle for equality."
In a release, Janet says:
"All people are very important to me. I've been fortunate to make friends and learn about very different lives. Truth is our small chance to ask that you try and understand someone who lives their life in a way that is a little bit different from yours, even though all of our hearts are the same. We want to stop the hate and find understanding."
Director Robert Jason is attached to the documentary and praised Janet's involvement in the upcoming film via today's press statement.
"Janet Jackson will take us on a visually innovative, cerebral journey through the turbulent lives of transgendered people of all ages around the world and their epic struggle for equality," he says. "This film will highlight landmark mainstream stories and provide a glimpse at others that will change the gender landscape of the world forever. Just as it is hard to believe that there ever was a time when different components of society were required to use separate drinking fountains, it is as incredible that one's gender expression remains just such a target for discrimination."
Production is slated to begin this summer.