Becoming Chaz


Becoming Chaz

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Chastity Bono grew up in the public eye as the daughter of pop stars Sonny & Cher, making occasional appearances on their popular television show in the 1970s. But Chastity was not the person the public imagined she was; Bono struggled with gender and sexual identity issues for years before coming out as a transsexual, a man living in the body of a woman. Adopting the name Chaz Bono, the former Chastity set out on the long road to physically transform his body into that of a man. Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato were given near total access to Bono as he deals with the physical and emotional challenges of reshaping his body into that of a male (as well as the complex legal ramifications) in the documentary Becoming Chaz. The film also includes interviews with Chaz's mother Cher, his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Elia, and his stepmother Mary Bono Mack, all of whom have their own ways of dealing with profound changes in someone they love. Becoming Chaz received its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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  • Sep 02, 2015
    The transformation of Chaz Bono is fascinating to watch. He is a tremendously captivating fellow who finally is able to enjoy the body that he should have naturally been provided with. Cher's limited role in the film reflects her overall discomfort and gradual acceptance of what her daughter evolves into.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2011
    Wow. This was pretty fascinating. Interesting and really honest all around.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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