Did you provide all the archival footage for the film. The film premiered at the sundance film festival and went on to have a limited theatrical release and several. It debuted at the sundance film festival in january, and is now available to subscribers of. She was there to promote her new documentary, festival entry gigi gorgeous. Gigi gorgeous trailer a groundbreaking film that portrays the journey of gigi lazzarato, a fearless woman who began life as gregory, posting fashion videos to youtube from his bedroom, only to later come out as a transgender female.
Gigi is an invaluable role model to young trans people in her ferocious courage and undeniable fabulousness, but the film is little more than a celebration of. Gregory lazzarato to gregory gorgeous to gigi gorgeousfamily members and millions of followers support the makeup and beauty youtube star before, during, and after her transition. Gigi gorgeous is a youtube red original film, and will be released through its streaming service on february 8. Gigi gorgeous documentary interview on this is everything. Gigi gorgeous is a compelling documentary that tracks the story of gigi gorgeous, a youtube vlogger who posted makeup tutorials to her account. Director barbara kopple creates an intimate portrait of gigi gorgeous lazzarato, a wellknown and popular internet celebrity, by combining old photosfilm, family interviews, and the subjects early web appearances with a thorough documentation of the gender transitioning. Gigi gorgeous documentary this is everything premieres on. Feb, 2017 gigi gorgeous documentary about her transition is finally here and it will legit make you cry. 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. Gigi gorgeous portrays the intimate journey of gigi. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. 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. Gigi gorgeous is an intimate and engaging exploration of gender dynamics and the curious, uniquely 21stcentury alchemy of youtube stardom veteran documentarian barbara.
Jan 17, 2017 barbara kopples documentary this is everything. As greg becomes gigi, expect bold conversations, intimate family moments, straightforward visual depictions of preandpost surgical procedures including bare breasts, and profanity i. Motivated by the death of her mother, the youtube star took on the new name gigi gorgeous. Gigi gorgeous, told thewrap that the oneweek celebration is all about increasing the communitys visibility. Gigi gorgeous, the latest work from master documentarian barbara kopple available on youtube red starting february 8th, focuses on the truth of one particular youtuber whose sense of self is only strengthened online. How a transgender youtuber became a queer role model the. Gigi gorgeous mtume gant misses so many elephants in the room, as much as gigi s story is about the right to be who you are, her story is also about people who get that chance based on their privilege and how neoliberal capitalism makes an insane profit off of identity politics. This years honorary maverick award, given for her outstanding artistry in acting and her longstanding commitment to the support of issuedriven films as a producer, will.
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. Gigi gorgeous, which can be watched right here all week courtesy of gigi this is everything. This is everything is a charming comingofage film now. Directed by twotime oscar award winner barbara kopple, the. Kopple then managed to intercut the intimate footage with very emotional interviews from gigis family to make it so involving and interesting. As interesting as gigi is as a person, the film never proves why we.
Its telling that the most compelling footage in this is everything. If youre a youtube junkie, you might know of a young makeup guru named gregory gorgeous who engaged thousands of. The festivals films screen in wellington may 1021, 2017 and in auckland may 24 june 5, 2017. The great barbara kopples new film this is everything. Gigi gorgeous became the first youtube red original film. Gigi gorgeous is a film by the awardwinning documentarian, barbara kopple, about a young mans gender transition. Mar 01, 2017 this is everything is a charming comingofage film. Gigi gorgeous follows the very modern journey of one young adults transition from male to female. Gigi gorgeous youtube movie this is everything documentary.
Gigi is an entertainer and as the film shows, an icon for being who you want to be. Gigi gorgeous, documents transgender youtube personality gigi lazzaratos life in the spotlight. Gigi s transition, nearly six years in the making, is documented in this is everything. His online comingout as gay oddly, not excerpted here, then later as. Gigi gorgeous is part of this years documentary edge festival in new zealand. 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. For all that the gigi gorgeous videos provide, kopples experienced touch adds depth and a clear narrative.
How oscar winner barbara kopple made gigi gorgeous a movie. Gigi gorgeous 2017, a barbara koppledirected documentary that followed her life during her transition. Gigi gorgeous, which chronicles the transgender youtube stars rise to internet fame, are her own videos. When we meet gigi in full it becomes a byrote tale of chasing fame. With the gigi gorgeous doco, she has managed to get all this amazing footage that gig herself had shot. Feb 17, 2017 the documentary chronicles the youtube stars transition from starting life as a canadian boy named gregory to a transgender woman living in l. In honor of pride month, provokr is doing a spotlight on the barbara kopple documentary this is everything. With her eponymous documentary, this is everything. Gigi gorgeous 2017 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Its perfect for a gsa group or club meeting, during family night, in a classroom, or anywhere inclusivity is encouraged.
Gigi gorgeous director barbara kopple and subject gigi lazzarato stopped by the variety studio presented by orville redenbachers at the sundance film festival to talk. Youtube star gigi gorgeous on her film this is everything. Introducing gigi gorgeous, who needs no introduction vanity. The film takes you behind the scenes on gigi and her family as they navigate this new world. Oscar r award winner barbara kopple, the film provides a raw and revealing look.
Unwilling to be intimidated by bullies either online or in high school, lazzarato became the fierce, outspoken gregory gorgeous, amassing a loyal following who. Born gregory lazzarato in 1994, he excelled at diving throughout his childhood, winning a national championship at age 15. Gregory lazzarato is many thingsa national diving star, an animated performer, and a lover of makeup. Gigi, supported by her loving father and brothers, offers a candid look at her transition, sharing its hallmarks online with her legion of fans as she embraces a new world of possibilities. Official viewers guide walks viewers through some of the film s most important themes and asks them to think critically about the lives and stories they see. Kopple doesnt dare tread down the path of fame and the cult of celebrity.
Twotime oscar winner barbara kopple made sundance history last month when her documentary this is everything. Barbara kopples doc offers a nuanced and subtle portrait of the canadianborn transgender youtube star gigi gorgeous. Gigi gorgeous, kopple had the challenge of documenting someone who has spent most of her life documenting herself. Gigi gorgeous a youtube star turned transgender celebrity is the subject of barbara kopples latest documentary. The 2017 spotlight on women in film and media includes titles such as bombshell. This is everythinga largely selfshot series of video diaries that were cut into a film by oscarwinning director. Fr voir everything everything filme streaming vf vostfr. Read more close take a stand against discrimination and hate and become a glaad sustaining member.
Find out where gigi is streaming, if gigi is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. Transgender trailblazer gigi gorgeous talks new documentary film. Youtube red has unleashed its latest documentary about the life of an online video star. How a transgender youtuber became a queer role model the power of representation in this is everything. Yet, for most viewers, i suspect it is always there. Gigi gorgeous, released this week on youtube red, we caught up with the newlyannounced revlon face as she wrapped up her actionpacked week. The model and internet personality, who is the subject of the documentary this is everything. The film examines how gigis gender transition has affected her.
Gigi gorgeous charts the short life of gigi gorgeous lazzarato, a transgender makeup and beauty vlogger with over 2. However, the first half of the film, the first twothirds even, is a powerful story around the transitioning, all of the backstory too. Fans will enjoy this profile of youtube star gigi gorgeous, but how much more is there to show of someone who shares so much of herself online. Search menu 24th annual full frame documentary film festival. As a result, the boundary between how gigi gorgeous wants to define herself and the filmmakers own perspective on her is often too difficult to discernwhich is a problem only inasmuch as this is a youtube red film about a youtube star, and at times it. Winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comic con sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Gigi gorgeous debut documentary has arrived and let me tell you. Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the sundance film festival short film tour is a 95minute theatrical program of eight short films from the 2016 edition of the january festival. Gigi gorgeous 91minutes with neverbeforeseen personal footage, the film provides a raw and revealing look into a life that never compromises happiness, and spotlights a familys unwavering and unconditional love for a child. Gigi gorgeous, chronicles the transition of gregory gorgeous, the young youtube star, famous for his make up tutorials and online presence, to gigi gorgeous, an upcoming model and personality. Gigi gorgeous documentary this is everything premieres. Gigis exuberant presence makes the picture a complete joy from. Gregory lazzarato to gregory gorgeous to gigi gorgeous family members and millions of followers support the makeup and beauty youtube star before, during, and after her transition. Kopple then managed to intercut the intimate footage with very emotional interviews from gigi s family to make it so involving and interesting.1515 1321 273 1323 1478 1319 1386 658 1406 37 514 498 1210 1473 608 967 1174 1429 595 130 888 17 1233 1070 148 979 674 1303 941 222 89 836