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‘I Am Cait’: Staging Empathy for Social Change

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Reality TV is indelibly formulaic and beholden to its target audiences. It goes without saying that it seems impossible for it to ever truly document reality, and as a genre, it can even surpass surrealist fiction in its dizzying servings of unreality. This notion arises for different reasons than usual when watching I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner’s E! series about embodying her authentic self — the show presents Jenner publicly, and demands (rather politely) that people describe her on her own terms. 
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