Were you worried you wouldn’t ever know what it was like for Chaz Bono to become a dude? Well, don’t.
The show starts out with a warning that there would be some inappropriate nudity and strong language. As far as the nudity goes, if watching a forty year old fat guy walking around with his shirt off while petting his hairless cats (and I don’t mean pussies either), then that’s the most skin you get to see through the whole documentary. Strong language? On Oprah’s Network? Not on your life. It was all bleeped out. Let me say this, Chaz Bono is a dude. Not once did I ever think he wasn’t anything but a man.
This documentary is suppose to bring us along on Chaz’s transition from female to male with the help of his girlfriend Jen. I was worried that they were going to take the cameras right into the operating room and let us witness first hand the graphic removal of Chastity Bono’s 6 lb boobs. I don’t do graphic! These are the boobs that Chaz hated. The promos even warned me about the “graphic” surgery. NOT! They didn’t show anything. He went home the same day with a binder around his chest and two drain tubes that were kinda gross, especially when Jen had to empty them… ewww! When it was all over and he was healed enough to have the binder removed, he was just a fat guy with man boobs and a big gut. He kinda looks like my oldest kid.
If anyone was expecting him to get a penis operation, that ain’t happening. During the documentary, he went to a transgender convention and there was a seminar on the latest technology in Dong Building. Chaz decided that it wasn’t good enough to risk the surgery. Besides, he was told that with the testoterone shots (that he will have to take for the rest of his life), his clit will grow 2-4 inches and one guy’s even grew 6 INCHES! That’s as good as a penis. Just ask Chyna.
If you were expecting to see a big mother/son moment (I was) with Chaz and Cher, it never comes. Chaz spends time with his grandma and his aunt (Cher’s mom and sister), he also is with his dad’s family and brother & sister, even Jen’s family. Cher is seen in interviews with the documentary producers answering questions and on David Letterman. Only at the very end, when the credits are rolling, she comes out of the backstage door at the premiere of “Burlesque” to greet Chaz and Jen and have a picture taken with them for the documentary. WTF?
The BEST part of the whole show was the knock on the door and guess who stopped by to play video games? None other tha RuPaul! Watching them giggling while they dress their warriors on their game was hilarious! I’m just wondering how much of it was a set-up or if they are truly friends, seeing how the producers are the same ones who do RuPaul’s show.
Becoming Chaz is on the OWN channel all week! Check local listings.