A quick minute after Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover really shattered the internet, E! released a trailer for the docu-series (which is basically a reality show in glasses and a cardigan) that her older children refused to do because they felt like the home network of the Kartrashians might exploit the situation. (Yes, Brody Jenner, star of Bromance and The Princes of Malibu, is judging a reality show.)
At the beginning of the short promo for the show “I Am Cait,” Caitlyn sits in her area of beauty and talks about how she didn’t really feel the pressure women are under about the way they look until she had her makeup done professionally for the first time. While watching Caitlyn talk about makeup, I secretly hoped that a production assistant would smear Vaseline on the camera lens, which would be Donna Mills’ cue to magically appear and show her the way. If you wear makeup and haven’t watched Donna Mills’ beauty opus “The Eyes Have It,” then you’re probably wearing makeup wrong. Every time anyone buys anything makeup related, they should get a copy of “The Eyes Have It,” because only the doctor of glamour, Donna Mills, can teach you how to “look pretty whether outdoors or in a business situation.”
In the second part of the trailer, Caitlyn drives out into the world while the crew filming her puts on their helmets while saying, “Helmets on. She’s driving!” In the next scene, Caitlyn talks about wanting to be normal and when the woman driving reminds her that she is normal, she says she’s “the new normal.”
The trailer auto-plays and I know how much we all love that, so it’s after the cut.
Caitlyn also talked to Vanity Fair about how she decided on the name Caitlyn. Caitlyn was almost a Heather (that would’ve been my pick, because Heather Locklear and Heather Chandler, duh).
“‘It’s one of the hardest things in life — choosing your own name,’ Jenner said. One way she attempted to come up with ideas was by watching the Miss America pageant. She’d survey some of the contestants to get ideas and see if any of them fit. She also liked the names Heather or Cathy. But Caitlyn also stuck out prominently in her mind. When her assistant, Rhonda, at one point independently suggested Caitlyn, Jenner said, ‘I love that name, too!’ The coincidence helped seal the deal.”
If I was her, I would’ve gone with Concepcion, because like I’ve said a hundred times before, we need more famous Concepcions. Or I would’ve gone with something more subtle like FUKris.
And here’s Caitlyn’s ex-stepdaughter in NYC yesterday. I’m surprised Green Lantern didn’t land on Kim Kartrashian’s ass after mistaking it for his home planet.