America today is undergoing a gender revolution, which is largely beneficial, but can easily overshadow the everyday work and lives of transgender citizens, who're more complex than their gender identity. In collaboration with MAC Cosmetics and its philanthropic organization, MAC AIDS Fund, Showtime has produced a new documentary, More Than T, that profiles seven members of the trans community and highlights their "passions, hopes for the future and life's work."
The forthcoming doc, which premieres June 23 at 7 PM EST, is directed by Silas Howard (Transparent, Sunset Stories, By Hook or By Crook) and sees Jen Richards on board as consulting producer. A celebration of Pride Month, More Than T aims to move beyond the social constructs of its trans subjects and dive deep into their human. "I was thrilled with MAC's decision to work with a transgender director on this project," Howard said. "It's an important and critical step to tell stories from someone who is a part of that world, and it reinforces their dedication to championing these voices."
Featuring an original score from rising rock band, Wildlife Control, More Than T documents individuals across the United States, in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C. and St. Louis. Its key subjects underline the diverse trans community, from a defense attorney to a minister and a policy analyst. "I will lose everything and everybody in order to be myself," one says in the official trailer. "I'm finding my definition of self," echoes another.
"MAC has always been an activist brand, deeply dedicated to ending stigma, championing inclusion and supporting the LGBTQ community," said Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President of MAC Cosmetics. "MAC's commitment to the transgender community is a reflection of the brand's values--from the artists in our stores to the customers that we are so proud to serve every day."