Canada’s First Trans Male Model Subject of New Canadian Documentary Krow’s TRANSformation

Krow’s transformation documents the three year journey of Canadian-born model Krow as he transitions from successful ‘female’ model to his true authentic self. The documentary follows Krow from his very first hormone treatment through to making his debut at Paris Fashion Week, walking as a male model for Louis Vuitton.

The documentary – directed and produced by Gina Hole Lazarowich – has already garnered a great deal of attention and will be opening a major international film festival later this year (details to be announced soon). In addition to the attention garnered in the world of film, the documentary has also caught the attention of the Canadian government and was recently discussed in the legislative assembly.

Since filming the documentary, Krow has gone on to close Paris Fashion Week as a model for Louis Vuitton, walk for the likes of Balmain and Alexander McQueen as well becoming the first transgender model to grace the cover for L’Uomo Vogue. More recently, Krow has been nominated for a CAFA (Canadian Arts & Fashion Award).

“Sometimes trans children don’t come out to their parents because they would rather have them love them for who they are not than risk having their family disowning them for who they are,” Krow said. “I want to share my story in the hope it will help educate people and create understanding and acceptance.”

“I’m overwhelmed by the reception to Krow’s TRANSformation. Krow’s story is poignant, inspiring and one that I believe needs to be heard from a trans males perspective,” added the film’s producer and director Gina Hole Lazarowich. “The film not only depicts the physical changes, but also the emotional challenges that come with transitioning, an aspect that isn’t often portrayed in trans stories.”

OUTtv, Canada’s only LGBTQ network came on board with the project, providing funding for the film after seeing the potential in the story and understanding the importance of telling trans stories with accuracy and compassion.

“OUTtv are constantly on the lookout for content that gives a voice to members of the LGBTQ community,” said Philip Webb, Chief Operations Officer at OUTtv, “Krow’s TRANSformation stood out to us as it is a story that not only resonates with our audience but eloquently informs the wider population. It is more important now than ever to make space for stories of trans experiences.”

Krow’s TRANSformatiom is slated for release on OUTtv at the end of 2019.

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