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Friday, February 24, 2017

Movie Review: This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

This Is Everything:
Gigi Gorgeous

Are there limits to your love for your family? One family's acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined for the Olympics, announces they're transitioning from male to female and invites their YouTube followers along for every moment. It's a story about unconditional love and finding the courage to be yourself.

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My Review:

I'm not a regular watcher of Gigi Gorgeous on Youtube, but that doesn't take away from anything this movie showed. This movie/documentary took me on such an incredible journey. I adored every minute of it. Her percevirence and take-no-sh*t attitude is inspiring. I loved seeing her evolution because she always stays true to herself.

I also liked seeing her father's reaction to all that was happening. From the beginning (when she started doing makeup on Youtube, before she came to the conclusion that she was transgender) you could see the emotion on her dad's face. I respect him all that much more because deep down it seemed like he didn't really approve of it all, but loved her enough to stay beside her through all the surgeries and life choices she made. That's not something most people in the LGBTQ+ community have unfortunately.  

To this day I still don't understand what so many people find so wrong in the LGBTQ+ community. At the end of it all, they are still people and they deserve, at minimum, your respect. It's their bodies and if they want to change something on it, they have a right to do that. Someone's happiness should always be valued over everything else (including your personal beliefs).

In conclusion, I think we should love people more. Independent of personal beliefs. Life isn't easy, why can't we help each other out instead of tearing them down?

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