‘This Is Everything’: How Gigi Gorgeous Transitioned Into A YouTube Inspiration
“This Is Everything” is a big deal. But appropriate to its title, the documentary, which premieres on YouTube Red today, is not momentous for only one reason: A YouTube Red documentary had an Oscar-winning director in Barbara Kopple, it premiered as an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, the star of the documentary is not only a transgender celebrity but her transition was part of her evolution as a YouTuber.
For Gigi Lazzarato, better known as Gigi Gorgeous, it is clearly a big moment personally. Being the subject of features and reviews in The New York Times, Variety, L.A. Times, the CBC (she’s Canadian) and many more has to be, for lack of a better term, very cool. It’s also a big moment for digital entertainment pioneers Scott Fisher and Adam Wescott, founder and co-founder of Select Management Group. ‘This is Everything is their first shots as executive producers of a feature-length documentary under the SelectNext label. It’s also a big deal for anyone in America, and beyond, who both aspire to embody their true identity and to offer that identity as a center for a massive community. That is certainly what Lazzarato has accomplished.
But what about YouTube? Is it a big deal for the company or it’s premium service, Red?
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