Last week, VICELAND aired a compelling look into the lives of two transgender women of color living in the Bronx and navigating the realities of life as trans people in 2016.
The episode is part of a new weekly television docuseries from VICELAND called “Balls Deep” that takes a nuanced look at different individuals who make up some of the many diverse communities and groups living in America today.
This episode follows Tiara Chanel and Chanel International in their day-to-day lives, with the special bookended by the festivities of Bronx Pride.
“The media’s given a lot of attention to trans issues over the last couple years, which is great, but the overwhelming bulk of what I’ve seen is focused on trans celebrities and other folks from fairly affluent backgrounds and means,” “Balls Deep” host Thomas Morton told The Huffington Post. “I was eager to meet and document members of the trans community whose situations and experiences are more representative of the general population, and for whom the stakes are much higher.”
This episode of “Balls Deep” is currently available for free on the VICELAND app, as well as at Viceland.com. “Balls Deep” airs on Thursdays at 10 p.m. on VICELAND.