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Whoopi Goldberg’s trans reality show to hit screens this year

Bea Mitchell May 24, 2016

The comedian and actress serves as executive producer on the upcoming show.

Strut will follow the day-to-day lives of a group of trans fashion models.

Focusing on Slay Model Management, the show will tell the story of the world’s first exclusively transgender modelling agency, People reports.

“This show is important right now, because for all of the positive advances the community has made and continues to make, transgender is still a hot-button word that gets people hysterical,” Goldberg in a statement.

“People tend to focus on the stereotype instead of the person,” she added.

“This series will give viewers a unique opportunity to spend time with real people who are struggling with the same challenges we all face as we make our way through the world.

“You may even be surprised to discover that you have been seeing and interacting with transgender men and women in ways you didn’t even realiSe!”

Strut will premiere later this year on the Oxygen network.

Meanwhile, Caitlyn Jenner is joining the cast of Amazon’s reality series Transparent.

The announcement was made by the show’s creator Jill Soloway at the GLAAD Awards in Los Angeles back in April.

More: caitlyn jenner, reality tv show, trans model, US, Whoopi Goldberg

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