5 Things to Know About the I Am Cait Premiere

Caitlyn Jenner's worries, fears, and hopes all on display in new docuseries
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2015 8:00 AM CDT
Updated Jul 27, 2015 10:51 AM CDT
5 Things to Know About the I Am Cait Premiere
This 2015 image provided by E! shows Caitlyn Jenner in the first official promotional trailer for the new documentary series "I Am Cait."   (E! via AP, File)

Caitlyn Jenner has been nothing but hot since she made a stunning public debut on the July cover of Vanity Fair and accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs earlier this month. Last night marked another milestone as Jenner's eight-episode docuseries I Am Cait made its premiere on the E! network. "Must-see" moments included:

  • The very beginning of the episode featured a stressed-out Caitlyn unable to sleep at 4:30am, anticipating meeting family members as her true self that day. "Am I going to do everything right? Am I going to say the right things? Do I project the right image?" she says to the camera, per People. "My mind's just spinning with thoughts. I just hope I get it right. I hope I get it right."

  • Emotional meetings included daughter Kylie (who brought over teal hair extensions for Caitlyn), her sisters Lisa and Pam, and her mom, Esther, per USA Today. "I thought you were going to look more like me," Pam says. Esther struggles some seeing Caitlyn as a woman—she says "it's not easy" several times—but she adds she's even prouder of Caitlyn now than when Jenner won the Olympic gold medal as Bruce. "I loved him with all my heart and I certainly love her with all my heart," she says.
  • Stepdaughter Kim Kardashian visited with husband Kanye West, who wasn't shy at expressing his feelings. "This is one of the strongest things that have happened in our existence as human beings," he said in typical-yet-moving Kanye-speak.
  • In what People describes as an "emotional and uplifting scene," Caitlyn visited the family of a transgender teen who killed himself at age 14 and ended the show with a "hauntingly beautiful tribute to the fallen teen."
  • There was also a preview of an upcoming episode in which Kim says, "You look amazing, it's your time. But you don't have to bash us [Kardashians] on your way up." Should get interesting ...
Read about more memorable moments in People and USA Today. (More lists stories.)

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