05 June 2012

Janet Jackson To Produce "Truth"

Sometimes I feel a little bit sorry for Janet Jackson.  Mention her name, and the first thing that comes to a lot of minds (particularly those of men and boys) is her "wardrobe malfunction" during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXVIII.

Now, it looks like she might redeem herself.  Then again, I never thought she needed redeeming.

Seriously, I just found out she's agreed to be an executive producer of "Truth,"  a documentary about the lives of transgender people around the world.  Filming is expected to begin this summer.  In addition to working behind-the-scenes, she's expected to sit for some on-camera interviews.

"'Truth' is our small chance to ask that you try and understand someone who lives their life in a way that is a little bit different from yours, even though our hearts are all the same," she says.  "We want to stop the hate and find understanding."

Director Robert Jason, whose previous directing experience includes the Style Network documentary "Style Exposed:  Born Male, Living Female," has promised that Jackson will play a "prominent" role in the finished product.