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Oxygen's Strut Is Coming to Break Down Barriers and Throw Shade

By / Published on Tuesday, 09 Aug 2016 15:23 PM / No Comments / 111 views



Get ready to Strut. Oxygen’s new reality series about Slay Model Management, the first exclusively transgender modeling agency, from Whoopi Goldberg is coming Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. and you’ll meet Laith De La Cruz, Dominique Jackson, Isis King, Ren Spriggs and Arisce Wanzer. Yes, it’s historical and oh so dramatic.

“Our models come from all walks of life, all different backgrounds and ethnicities. They are struggling with things we can all relate to—trying to make ends meet, fighting to make a name for themselves and navigating the minefields of personal relationships,” Goldberg said in a statement. “All of these struggles are amplified by the fact that they are also fighting to break down barriers and taking on the responsibility of representing the transgender community in today’s society. It’s time to separate caricature from real people and that’s what we are doing with Strut.”


Get Ready to Strut—Oxygen Orders New Transgender Model Reality Show From Whoopi Goldberg

Take a look at the trailer above. There are hookups, fights, drink tossing and so much shade.

“Each member of the cast of Strut reminds us that we are all connected by the same desires to live a life of acceptance, love and truth,” Rod Aissa, executive vice president of original programming and development at Oxygen Media, said in a statement. “Despite obstacles from the world around them, the series showcases these individuals courageously opening up their world to viewers in a very compelling way.”

Strut premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. on Oxygen.

(E! and Oxygen are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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