Sundance Deals: BECOMING CHAZ

Oprah Winfrey’s new OWN cable network has snapped up Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s BECOMING CHAZ, which will screen in the Documentary Premieres category at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, Deadline reports.

The film, by the veteran Sundance directors behind THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, PARTY MONSTER and INSIDE DEEP THROAT, chronicles the transformation of Chastity Bono, Cher and the late Sonny Bono’s erstwhile golden-haired little girl, through the gender reassignment process, after which he became their brave, outspoken son, Chaz.

Chaz Bono will be at the festival, which tracks the process from hormones through surgery and acclimation, to watch his film debut. Winfrey’s chief content officer, Lisa Erspamer, will be at Sundance as well, according to Deadline, looking for more films.

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