Oxygen will explore the world of transgender models in a new original series produced by Whoopi Goldberg, the network said Monday.
The series, Strut, will follow a set of models pursuing careers in the world of fashion while challenging stereotypes of gender and beauty, said network officials. Strut is produced by One Hoe Productions and 44 Blue Productions, with Goldberg, Tom Leonardis, Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch and Bobby Sizemore serving as executive producers.
"Strut follows a group of inspiring and resilient trailblazers who are working to change the modeling industry, and the world around them, by simply being true to themselves,” said Rod Aissa, executive vice president of original programming and development for Oxygen Media in a statement. “These individuals will empower viewers as they live their lives fully and unapologetically, despite facing many obstacles throughout their journey.”