Kendall Jenner Shares Throwback Pic of Her Parents, Kris and Bruce Jenner, on …

8 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘I Am Cait’ Episode 7 Recap: Caitlyn Sets Up Her First Meeting With Kris Jenner.

E! has been teasing the Great Kris Jenner Confrontation of 2015 with such a you-can’t-afford-to-miss-this-episode! frenzy, you’d think that Kris might actually drop by Caitlyn’s place to reveal who really killed JFK.Looks like Caitlyn Jenner has decided to erase out the name ‘Bruce’ from her life as now fans will see the reality star taking the first step towards legally changing her name and gender in the upcoming episode of ‘I Am Cait’. Find out how the former power couple reacted after seeing each other for the first time after Caitlyn’s transition –– and Cait’s surprising decision to identify as Bruce Jenner at the country club. Kris opted to keep her distance after Caitlyn came out as a transgender woman, but Cait’s friends don’t necessarily think the momager did anything wrong.

Juarez explained to the 65-year-old Caitlyn Jenner that she would have to go through the court-ordered process, which has now been streamlined a bit, and as she already had a advocacy done to change her gender so now she would just have to have clinically-appropriate treatment to change her gender marker. Once the court legally recognises “Caitlyn” as Jenner’s new identity and she receives her IDs, she will be acknowledged as “Caitlyn Jenner” in every state. Surprisingly, Cait decided to stick with Bruce Jenner –– at least at the golf course. “My membership is under Bruce,” Caitlyn explained, later adding, “I’ll worry about the locker rooms later on down the line. It’s hard to imagine a less suspenseful cliffhanger than Kris Jenner telling Caitlyn, “Nice shoes!” Granted, it feels a little strange to actually wish for a more suspenseful ending.

From the very beginning, it has been clear that this thoughtful show isn’t just about Caitlyn—it’s about the transgender stories that don’t often get told. First, that meant focusing on transgender people who aren’t as privileged as Caitlyn: teenagers who’ve been bullied in school, transgender women who’ve been forced into sex work, activists who’ve been fighting for transgender rights behind the scenes. Tonight, we got to hear from Jenny Boylan’s partner, Deedie, who reminded us that people who transition get to be giddy and celebrated by friends and family, while their partners are sometimes forced to deal with sadness and confusion all alone.

And I really hope that Caitlyn and Kris show just as much kindness and empathy for each other as Caitlyn has shown for the wonderful transgender people she has met throughout this show. Kris agrees to satisfy Caitlyn for the primary time and comes over for his or her first face-to-face assembly since Caitlyn accomplished her transition. It’s interesting that this week’s episode seemed determined to test the transgender community’s empathy for Caitlyn, who’s still not aware of the full extent of her privilege. Not every transgender woman gets to make her first public appearance at the ESPYs with help from Angelina Jolie’s stylist, Jen Rabe, as Caitlyn does here. It’s not surprising that later, when Caitlyn and her assistant Ronda discuss whether or not Caitlyn should officially change her name, they’re talking about the name she will use on an application for a luxury golf club.

It’s heartbreaking that she wants to go by “Bruce” on the forms and considers using the men’s locker room at the club, just so that she won’t upset the club’s conservative members. Candis has to tell her straight up: “You can’t play both sides of the fence anymore.” Still, it’s refreshing when Chandi puts Caitlyn’s problems in perspective. It takes a year to make that change legally, and in that time, it’s often hard for transgender people to get jobs, because their IDs don’t match who they are. Many of them are harassed by the police when they’re pulled over for traffic violations and forced to show their driver’s licenses, revealing the names their parents gave them. Caitlyn and Ronda comply with look into the varieties and start the method quickly to ensure that Caitlyn to make the subsequent huge step into absolutely transitioning.

Their mother, Esther, accompanies Caitlyn to the ESPYs even though she just broke her hip. “What an ornery old girl!” Caitlyn says, proud of her mom, who’s quickly becoming a favorite on this show. While pre-gaming the ceremony with a round of cocktails, Esther asks Chandi and Candis some personal questions about being transgender, but they know Esther is asking out of love for her daughter, so they answer her patiently and honestly. “For the first half of our lives, our parents teach us,” says Caitlyn’s friend, Zackary. “And then we teach our parents.” Well said. We get to see highlights from Caitlyn’s speech, including the touching part when she says, “I always wanted my children to be so proud of their dad.” But the most moving scene doesn’t even involve Caitlyn. It comes when Candis gets Chandi a beautiful dress for the ceremony, and Chandi gets choked up, because no one has ever cared about her enough to do something so kind. Deedie reminds Caitlyn that, for the family of the transitioning person, there’s a period of real mourning the loss of your mate or your father or your partner.

But Caitlyn doesn’t sound like she’s ready to sympathize with Kris just yet. “Kris can be very strong, very opinionated,” she says to the camera, ready to poison the audience against her ex. When they finally talk on the phone, Caitlyn starts the conversation from a place of blame rather than opening things up to the possibility of forgiveness. “There’s been a couple of things that have come out that have not been very nice,” she says, sternly, to Kris. Throughout the season, it has featured the mothers and fathers and siblings of transgender teenagers, all showing unconditional love for their family.

As we wait for next week’s finale, hoping that some kind of painful breakdown will make for good television, maybe it’s important to ask: Haven’t we learned anything about being compassionate ourselves?

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