Gigi Gorgeous Documents Transgender Journey in Emotional ‘This Is Everything’ Trailer
Longtime fans of Gigi Gorgeous, who first catapulted to Internet stardom as a beauty guru and vlogger within the YouTube community, are already fully aware of her very public transition as a young transgender woman.
But with the debut of upcoming documentary This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, both hardcore fans and the previously uninitiated alike will get an even closer glimpse into Gigi's story. (And yes, it looks like it's going to be emotional — and gorgeous.)
The film, which premieres on February 8 as a YouTube Red original movie (and select theaters on February 3), traces Gigi's life: from growing up as Gregory Lazzarato, to beauty vlogger Gregory Gorgeous, to becoming Gigi, the blonde bombshell she is today.
The film will also tackle her family's reaction, the death of Gigi's mother, as well as an overseas scare last year, during which Gigi was detained at a Dubai airport for being transgender, which she referred to as "one of the scariest moments" of her life.
"Having Gigi happy is way more important than me having old Greg," her father explains in the trailer, fighting back tears.
Watch the trailer for This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous above, and check out the full synopsis of the documentary below.
Are there any limits to your love for your family? This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous portrays the intimate journey of Gigi Lazzarato, a fearless young woman who began life as Gregory Lazzarato, posting beauty and fashion videos to YouTube from his bedroom, only to later come out as a transgender female to an audience of millions. Directed by two-time Oscar® award winner Barbara Kopple, the film provides a raw and revealing look into a life that never compromises happiness, and spotlights a family’s unwavering and unconditional love for a child.
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