By Gaze International Dublin LGBT Film Festival
Chastity Bono, only daughter of entertainment mega-stars Sonny and Cher grew up in the spotlight. She was America’s sweetheart as she waved goodnight to the world every week at the end of TV’s The Sonny and Cher Show, but as she grew older, Chastity’s life was anything but Mom’s Apple Pie. As a teen she struggled with her sexuality, was eventually outed as a lesbian by the tabloids, struggled with her relationship with her superstar mother, and then, after the death of her long-term partner, Chastity fell into a downward spiral of drug abuse and depression. In Becoming Chaz, we see Chastity beginning the transitioning from female to male, from Chastity to Chaz, and finally coming to peace with who he truly is. This amazingly human film features Chaz and his girlfriend, Jenny opening their lives up totally to the camera. Family members weigh in, including Cher, who we find is not so comfortable with what’s happening. But above all the odds and despite the huge media pressure, it’s Chaz and Jenny’s courage and love for each other that makes this an incredibly inpsiring film from start to finish.
Performance Dates, Tickets and Information
1 AUG 2011~ Tickets
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USA | 2011 | 80:00 | Directors: Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato