BEING Trans

By Lemonada Media

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Sex, drugs and being 70. Join our cast of 60+ seniors — Buzz, Gloria, Elise and Henri – as they navigate retirement, friendship, dating, dream-chasing, money woes, adult children with lots of opinions, and yeah… sex. Lots of it. Golden Girls, move over. From Lemonada Media’s BEING Studios: This is audio reality. This is BEING Golden. The first three episodes are available on Nov. 14, wherever you get your podcasts. Also available now: All episodes of BEING Trans, another audio reality production of BEING Studios.

Source: BEING Studios Audio Reality™


Episode Date
How Much Time Do I Have Left?
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With Gloria's sister-in-law celebrating her 100th birthday, the cast starts to think about what their own futures hold. Elise is thinking about her legacy as she pitches her company like her life depends on it at a big and potentially lucrative competition for entrepreneurs. Buzz realizes he needs to stop putting off formalizing his end-of-life directives, though he -- and his family -- have a hard time confronting the idea of death. 

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Nov 21, 2022
I Need To Get Out Of Here
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Henri reveals to Elise and Gloria that she has been living in a rundown and potentially dangerous motel rather than an apartment. She starts to explore other housing options when, suddenly, her search becomes far more urgent. Meanwhile, Buzz reconnects with an old flame and invites her to visit him in Los Angeles to see if they can rekindle their relationship, despite the thousands of miles of distance between them.

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Nov 21, 2022
Sex, Drugs, and High Cholesterol
2702

Buzz gets some troubling news from his doctor and starts to confront the realities of his physical limits, leading him to shop around for some new exercise experiences. But when he pushes it a bit too far, Gloria and Henri are not pleased with him. Meanwhile, Gloria learns more about -- and embraces -- some of the modern ideas of "youth today," such as legal marijuana edibles and ethical non-monogamy, and brings Buzz along to learn more about the polyamorous lifestyle at a gathering. 

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Nov 21, 2022
Out Dating, or Outdated?
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Meet Elise -- a 60-year-old optometrist and businesswoman, who also models and competes in beauty pageants. While she loves the world of pageants, tension abounds with Gloria, who views pageants as backward and toxic. Meanwhile, Buzz follows Gloria’s lead and decides to explore dating again. After receiving a few alarmingly racy photos and sorting through a few profiles on dating apps, he sets out on a date in hopes of developing a new love connection (and stocks up on some black-market Viagra, just in case).

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Nov 14, 2022
Liars, Cheaters, and Reuniting
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Meet Henri, 62, a Chicago native who is reconnecting with a son she put up for adoption 40 years ago. Will she be able to answer the hardest question of all: Why did she give him up? Meanwhile, as Gloria continues to delve into dating as a senior, she finds that her past trauma with liars and cheaters has left her in a place where she doesn't trust easily -- or at all.

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Nov 14, 2022
Why Can't Dreams Happen at 70?
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Meet Buzz, a 71-year-old former sales and marketing executive who drastically uprooted his life by moving out west to Los Angeles to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming an actor -- even if it means taking a job as a rideshare driver to make ends meet, and despite objections from his adult kids. And meet Gloria, a 71-year-old retiree with a past as spicy as her personality. As she looks back on her dating history, is it time to finally open a new chapter and look for love (or just a good time) by diving into the dating app scene?

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Nov 14, 2022
BEING Golden (Official Trailer)
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What’s it really like BEING a senior during your golden years? Is it too late to follow your dreams? What does retirement mean for me? How do I look and feel healthy and beautiful in an aging body? But some things remain the same. Dating. Family conflicts. Money. Even sex.

BEING Studios followed four trans people living in LA in season 1. In Season 2, we follow seniors Buzz, Elise, Gloria and Henri, all of whom are over age 60. Date with them, pursue new careers with them, throw some shade with them, and face challenges with them. And it wouldn’t be a reality show without some drama. The first three episodes will be out November 14th.

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Oct 31, 2022
BEING Trans: Reunion Special
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If you can't get enough of our fantastic four stars of BEING Trans, we are here for more time with the cast -- after all, you can't have a reality show without a reunion show! Jeffrey, Sy, Mariana, and Chloe sit down with one of our show's producers to discuss their feelings about making the podcast, how it turned out, and update us on their lives since it was recorded

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Jun 16, 2022
Sy Looks Back on Episode 1 - “Let’s Get This Out of the Way”
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Sy sits down with executive producer of BEING Trans, Kasey Barrett, to reflect on their time on the podcast and answer some questions about episode one. 

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Jun 09, 2022
Jeff Looks Back on Episode 1- “Let’s Get This Out of the Way”
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Jeff sits down with Sele Leota, BEING Trans co-executive producer, to reflect on his time on the podcast and answer a few questions about episode one.

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Jun 02, 2022
BEING Trans: Here We Are
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This week, our cast focuses on self-reflection, and also learns that recovering might be only the beginning of a long journey. Chloe recovers from her facial feminization surgery, which is physically grueling, at a time when she is also faced with a tough emotional decision over whether or not to move back to New York. Meanwhile, Jeff lands a new job on his way to achieving his dream of being a TV writer, but it sparks some concern about what it might mean for his relationship with his partner Emma, as the couple is already dealing with long-distance dating and the aftermath of Jeff's recovery from alcohol addiction. Finally, Mariana celebrates her birthday, but also confronts the feeling that she's losing herself to her job. 

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May 26, 2022
BEING Trans: Jumping Into the Deep End
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This week, both Chloe and Jeff confront one of the trickiest parts of transitioning: how to feel most comfortable in their own skin, and how to change their bodies -- if at all. Chloe is on the eve of facial feminization surgery, but a family health crisis at home in New York has her questioning whether she can stay in LA long term -- and whether she will have to face her recovery alone. Jeff heads to a pool party with Sy and some friends, where the discomfort he faces being in a swimsuit prompts him to revisit the idea of top surgery. 

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May 19, 2022
BEING Trans: Dreaming of Kids and Costco Memberships
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This week's episode is all about the joys and heartbreak of parenting. Sy struggles to navigate life as a transgender parent and worries how some of their parenting decisions may affect their child. They also realize that in order to move forward, they need to have a tough conversation with their own father. Chloe has always wanted to have a family and thought that she had permanently closed the door on having biological children after she transitioned, but learns this may not be the case, causing her to face a difficult dilemma.

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May 12, 2022
BEING Trans: You Couldn't Pay Me to Go Back There
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This week, our cast tries to reconcile some old ghosts of the past with the future they are working hard to build. Mariana moved to the United States from Guatemala to seek asylum after dealing with hate crimes and anti-trans sentiment there, but a visit back home dredges up old wounds and fears that she attempts to overcome. And back in Los Angeles... Chloe played football through most of her life prior to transitioning and almost went on to coach at the collegiate level. She's looking for a way to reconnect with the sport but is struggling with the masculine image of football and how it might set back her quest to be fully accepted as a woman. 

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May 05, 2022
BEING Trans: We Love Awkward
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Chloe is a trans woman who recently transitioned and is very inexperienced with dating, so much so that she's not even sure about her sexuality but is hoping to change all of that in LA. Jeff has spent years working as a stand-up comic on the road doing various college circuit gigs and is ready to walk away from the intense grind his work demands of him, however this career move is an emotional hurdle that Jeff can't easily overcome. 

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Apr 28, 2022
BEING Trans: Let’s Get This Out of the Way
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This week, we meet Sy, a nonbinary transgender legal assistant in Los Angeles. They transitioned after marrying their husband, Robert, and having a baby. While things seem great on the surface, Sy confesses they've been putting off having a tough conversation with Robert about their transition and how it might affect their romantic relationship. And speaking of putting things off ... this week, we also meet Jeff, a trans man and comedian who has been procrastinating about taking his hormone shots. He's been avoiding talking to a doctor about it, but he soon learns he may have put his body at great risk.

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Apr 28, 2022
BEING Trans (Official Trailer)
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Four transgender individuals living in Los Angeles. Hundreds of hours of tape over three months. Our crew of seasoned reality TV producers recorded live conversations, situations and intimate moments as Chloe, Jeffrey, Mariana and Sy lived them. Now you get to experience what it’s like to BE them. Relationships, dating, parenting, emotional and physical changes, career quandaries, parties -- you'll hear it all just as it happened. Out April 28, from Lemonada Media’s BEING Studios: This is BEING Trans.

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Apr 14, 2022
Coming Soon: BEING Trans
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What's it really like BEING trans? Beyond the headlines and into diverse, everyday lives -- the daily struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs. Lemonada Media brings you reality TV for your ears: an opportunity to BE someone else. Out April 28, from Lemonada Media’s BEING Studios: This is BEING Trans. BEING Trans is brought to you with generous support from Marguerite Casey Foundation and Well Being Trust.

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Mar 30, 2022