January 14th, 2011
10:53 AM ET
OWN's got you, babe!
Oprah Winfrey's cable network is planning to air "Becoming Chaz," a documentary about the transformation of Cher and Sonny Bono's daughter Chastity into their son Chaz, Deadline.com reports.
Prior to its TV broadcast, the film will make its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23.
According to Sundance's description of the movie:
"Chaz Bono was a male trapped in a female shell for as long as he can remember. Growing up as Sonny and Cher’s adorable golden-haired daughter in a body he felt wasn’t his own was a crucible it took years to transcend. Now, as he undertakes gender reassignment, he’s bravely decided to share the process on camera.
"Becoming Chaz invites us along on Chaz’s remarkable journey of transformation. As hormone shots give way to top surgery, down-to-earth, unflappable Chaz beams with a sense of liberation and goes public with his story to put a face on a misunderstood issue. Meanwhile, his gregarious girlfriend grapples with the realities of suddenly living with a man, and it’s clear sex change isn’t solely a physical transition."
The movie aims to "reveal the humanity and courage it takes for Chaz to ultimately embrace his true self," Sundance's description continued. "His moving struggle will reverberate profoundly for anyone to whom authenticity matters."
An air date for "Becoming Chaz" has not yet been announced.
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