This is so emotional!
Vanity Fair released a new short documentary on Sunday evening about their journey with Caitlyn Jenner as she prepared to reveal herself to the world, and it is so touching, especially in conjunction with Jenner’s brand new docu-series I Am Cait, which premiered Sunday night.
In the short film, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter spoke about the huge changes Caitlyn went through to be her authentic self, as well as gave some insight into how the magazine ended up covering the shoot:
“He was at a stage in his life where he was going to make this seismic change. I thought this cover, if we got it right, with a great image from Annie Leibovitz, you’ve got this incredible cresting political issue of transgender.”
Caitlyn added how hard it was to be stuck in the house for three months, afraid to leave and be seen by paparazzi who were scouring her home from surrounding road and hills:
“I’ve basically been inside this house for three months. I haven’t really left. It’s difficult because I can’t go out and be seen by the paparazzi. It was just hell. It was really, really tough on me.”
By the end of the short film, though, Caitlyn can’t keep her emotions in check, talking about the support she’s been given by friends and family:
“It’s been great, so many good people, and love and support. I had this one time where I looked from a distance and I just thought, ‘Oh my god!’ It was the first time I’d ever really seen an image of me, who I am. Over-the-top better than I ever thought I’d ever be, especially at my age. Seeing that image was powerful to me.”
Ch-ch-check out the whole video (below):
[Image via Vanity Fair.]