ABC Family has historically been at the forefront of showcasing the changing model of family in America. The network’s newest show, Becoming Us, is no different.
Becoming Us deals with two dating teens who have one very unique thing in common: both have a parent who’s transitioning their gender. The show, shot in a very glossy MTV docu-style, follows the teens at pivotal moments as they deal with high school, relationships, family.
Becoming Us is produced by Ryan Seacrest, the mastermind behind Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Kardashian star Caitlyn Jenner will have her own transition-focused docu-series, I Am Cait, premiering later this summer. With Jenner’s transition making national news and sparking both inspiring support and frustrating realizations, the time is ripe for trans-related reality that paints a real picture of what it’s like to go through such a massive change, for both the person changing, and those around him or her.
Becoming Us is available on iTunes and Hulu, and premieres on ABC Family June 8.
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