LOS ANGELES – BEING Trans, the debut audio reality podcast series from Lemonada Media and BEING Studios is now complete with a visual reunion episode. BEING Trans is a six-part unscripted doc-reality podcast series that follows four transgender individuals living in Los Angeles.
The four cast members, Jeffrey, Sy, Mariana and Chloe, sit down with one of the show’s producers to discuss their feelings about making the podcast, how it turned out, and share an update on their lives since it was recorded.
Over the course of three months, the crew — led by reality TV expert Kasey Barrett (MTV’s The Real World, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Born This Way) — recorded hundreds of hours of live conversations, experiences and intimate moments with cast members as they lived them, providing a uniquely unfiltered look at their daily lives.
Throughout the season, you’ll meet Jeffrey, a transgender man and standup comic navigating his career as well as his relationship with his partner, Emma. You’ll meet Mariana, a trans woman from Guatemala who is tackling tough issues at a local LGBTQ center along with her coworker Kadence. You’ll meet Chloe, who’s new to Los Angeles, and new to dating as a trans woman. And you’ll meet Sy, who’s figuring out their relationship and family dynamics with their husband Robert since coming out as trans non-binary. Dating, parenting, doctor visits, career quandaries, parties — you’ll get to hear them all.
“I’ve spent my whole career in unscripted television, and the opportunity to translate that into an audio format was too exciting to pass up,” said BEING Studios Executive Producer Kasey Barrett. “Over the course of taping, we fell in love with this incredible cast, and I think our listeners will too. A crew with no lights or cameras really creates an intimate environment, allowing listeners to truly feel like they are walking in another person’s shoes.”
“One of our core values at Lemonada is empathy. We know building empathy works best when we are immersed, entertained, and in love with characters and people. Last spring, we brought Kasey on to work with us to marry the best of reality TV with the best of audio, and BEING Studios was born,” shares Lemonada CEO and co-founder
The full reunion conversation can be seen HERE, and the entire series can now be binged HERE.