After weeks of endless promo and sneak peeks, “I Am Cait” finally premiered last night on E! The docu-series follows Caitlyn Jenner’s journey to starting her life living as a woman, after 65 years of living as a man. Here’s all the juicy scenes from the first episode.
Caitlyn sees her Vanity Fair cover for the first time.
Besides a few unauthorized paparazzi photos, Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover and accompanied photos are truly her coming out as a woman. In the first few moments in “I Am Cait,” Caitlyn sees the cover, the cameras capturing her immediate reaction. Also caught on camera is a call from Rob Kardashian, who tells Caitlyn what he thinks of the cover. At the end of the episode, Caitlyn reveals that Khloe Kardashian had some issues with the cover, but you’ll have to wait until episode two to find out why.
Kylie Jenner meets Caitlyn for the first time.
Kylie’s first time seeing her father living out a new identity wasn’t in person; it was actually over FaceTime, which caught Caitlyn totally off guard. “I don’t want to scare you,” Caitlyn tells Kylie. The whole call and her reaction to seeing Caitlyn for the first time are shown in the episode, along with later when Kylie comes over to visit, meeting Caitlyn in person for the first time.
Caitlyn’s mom gets honest…real honest.
A bulk of the episode shows what happens when Caitlyn’s mom and two sisters come to visit, the first time they are seeing each other since the transformation. To help start a dialogue, Caitlyn has a therapist prompt a conversation and Caitlyn’s mom doesn’t hold back, including asking about a verse on the Bible condemning dressing up in another gender’s clothes.
Kim lends her fashion advice.
Kanye West and a pregnant Kim Kardashian stop by and Kim heads straight to Caitlyn’s closet. She doesn’t hold back about what Caitlyn needs to ditch. Plus, she pulls out a dress that Kris Jenner also has. Talk about awkward!
Real trans issues are addressed.
More than anything, the show highlights Caitlyn’s big heart. She truly cares about the trans community, especially teens and young adults who are struggling with self acceptance and acceptance from others. Caitlyn spends the afternoon with the family of a trans 14-year-old who committed suicide, and scenes for upcoming episodes feature her going to support groups and addressing important issues, such as what trans people who can’t afford sex reassignment surgery do. In the past, the Kardashian enterprise has been written off by many as frivolous, but the latest show to feature the family sparks dialogue that has the potential to change misconceptions and stereotypes.