10 Powerful Reactions to the 'I Am Cait' Premiere

July 27th 2015

Nearly two months after Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair, her E! show "I Am Cait" premiered Sunday night to much praise on the Internet.

The program, which comes shortly after Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs, follows Jenner's transition into life as a female after six decades of feeling uncomfortable living as Bruce.

"I feel like Caitlyn fits a lot better into society .... because Bruce had to lie," Jenner said in the premiere.

Jenner's mother, Esther, who says Caitlyn hated wearing boys clothing as a kid, appears in the first episode, showing love and support for Caitlyn, but also referring to her as "he" from time to time.

"I was so proud of Bruce when he stood on that podium receiving that gold medal in Montreal," Esther said. "I had tears ... And I thought I could never be more proud of him. And you know, I was wrong. Because I am more proud of him for the courage that he has shown. I loved him with all my heart and I certainly love her with all my heart."

At another point in the show, Esther said that she loves "Bruce," and "[t]hat'll never change. It's going to take some getting used to, but I want to do what he wants."

Jenner finishes out the episode by visiting the family of a trans teen who took his own life, stating that she wants to use her power for good to help those in need.

"People are dying over this issue," Jenner said. "I have a tremendous responsibility because I have a voice, and there are so many trans people who don't have a voice. I have that privileged status, but I hope I'm in a position to turn around and help this community.

Here's what people had to say about episode one:

For more on Jenner and trans issues, watch her ESPYs speech below:


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