Janet Jackson to Executive Produce Transgender Documentary

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is used to being in front of the camera, but now she’s taking on a behind-the-scenes role. The pop icon has signed on to executive produce the transgender documentary TRUTH.

Fresh off her “Number Ones” world tour and New York Times best seller True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself, Janet will begin production on TRUTH this summer. The film, directed by Robert Jason, examines the lives, issues, and experiences of transgender people and their struggle for equality.

Janet, who has been a friend to the LGBT community, will have an extensive role in the production, as well as conducting some of the on-camera interviews.

“All people are very important to me,” said Janet. “I’ve been fortunate to make friends and learn about very different lives. TRUTH is our small chance to ask that you try and understand someone who lives their life in a way that is a little bit different from yours, even though all of our hearts are the same. We want to stop the hate and find understanding.”

Janet previously executive produced the DVD Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation and is currently producing an untitled project for Lionsgate.

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41 Comments

  1. DeeJay

    So Janet getting into producing, great, she a great talent behind the mic, infront & behind the camera.

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    Tracee McDaniel Reply:

    @DeeJay, I agree with Cranberry, Ice Man Shut Up!

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    Dymnasty E Reply:

    @DeeJay, This documentary should be called DELUSION, because this is a man-made gender. You don’t have to be religious to acknowledge schizophrenia aka mental illness. Or maybe you have to, since it seems that anything can be rationalize to non-religious folks.

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  2. Aliza

    She’s Michael Jacksons sister :)

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    anyway.... Reply:

    @Aliza, So what?

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    TEAM WORLD Reply:

    @Aliza, She also is Ms. Jackson if you nasty

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  3. Iceman

    I call on Rap-Up to STOP providing coverage to this…take a NEUTRAL point of view from now on, because many of us believe in marriage and identity the way GOD meant it…He makes NO mistakes.

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @Iceman, shut up.

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @Iceman, you fool

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    Morgan Reply:

    @Iceman, Remember this before you discriminate: The Bible says slaves should not rise up against their masters.

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    Triniti Reply:

    @Iceman, Your conception was a mistake!

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    Ayo Reply:

    @Iceman, well rap-up doesnt give 2 fucks or 2 shits bout what u say. all we gotta say is, then stop ur dumb ass self frm coming on rap-up’s web site

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    billy Reply:

    @Iceman, U R SO RIGHT!!! God doesn’t make mistakes!!! That’s y he gave them smart minds to let them know that they were born in the wrong body!!! See, everything works out 4 the best- because god doesn’t make mistakes!!!!!!!

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    -_- Reply:

    @Iceman, Why don’t you learn what it means to be a transgender person before you comment.

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    nik Reply:

    @Iceman, divorce is wrong as well christian, what god has put together let no man separate and until death do us part no one talks about this eternal, cardinal sin.

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  4. Bobby

    Proud of Janet and thank you Rap-Up for providing coverage on this. I am glad to see both of you focused on social issues of equality. Will check the film out and hopefully learn some new things myself about the struggles / journey of others.

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  5. Ramon

    Janet…still bad after all these years lol. Props to her, though…really.

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  7. Lea

    As a transgender woman I’m totally glad she’s doing this, I realize some ignorant haters are gonna hate but that’s just life. People should stop acting out of fear and educate themselves :)

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    Sunny Reply:

    @Lea, that comment made me happy :)
    good for you, you’re strong and beautiful

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    Liam Reply:

    @Lea, Right on lea. I am a Trans-man and I support Janet the whole way. I would like to be part of her interviewed for the documentary. I have nothing to be ashamed of. I would like to see people get educated too instead of fear and use the bible as a weapon against what they truly do not understand. That is not what the Bible was intended for.God is love no matter who you are or feel you are.only Man judges and when did we humans become so righteous to do so.

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  8. kevin medlin

    glade to see her doing something like this the gas need more people like janet. good luck janet

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  9. jose

    @iceman learn what u r talking about before u make comments. Being remember transgender has nothing to do with being gay or lesbian. Educate yourself even if you don’t agree.

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  10. FV

    I support any thing Miss Jackson does!! I’m sure this will be educational to all.

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  11. Tracee McDaniel

    You go Miss Jackson!

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  12. CHO

    just like everything else that she does, this is gonna be hot!!! can’t wait! go on miss janet!

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  13. TheDreamer

    Good for her. Should be an interesting documentary.

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  14. This world is sick!

    I agree with you 100% IceMan!! This world is in real trouble and from the comments here most don’t even realize it! That’s ok come judgement day they will!! May God have mercy on all those souls :(((((

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    Sean Reply:

    @This world is sick!, -________- nexxxxxxxt

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    nik Reply:

    @This world is sick!, so is divorce. the bible says it is wrong and no one cares lets talk about that sin.

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  15. Rafael Centenera

    so …..can u stop the hate and give understanding for loving love love love INCEST couples? ^_~ lol

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  16. Darslow

    Get the knowledge! That’s right Janet.

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  18. oracleoflight

    This is my 1st time here; 1st heard of Janet Jackson’s new project, I wanted to see what the responses on the web would be, but for all the tolerance/acceptance speak it seems to be one-sided either u agree/support LGBT view or u receive hate/intolerance which LGBT say they just want to be free to be them but y don’t others have that same right to express their ownview, I really don’t get it? Y all the hate towards iceman? It seems there is only luv acceptance & peace “here” if u don’t voice an opinion that is different on the side of a conservative/christian/religious opinion, am curious y EVERYONE can’t get the same respect “here” for their right to be an indiVidual & express their opinion, y all the bigotry/hypocricy?

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  19. nik

    no sin is greater than the other. if you acknowledge something as a sin from the bible then you have to view all sins from the bible.

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  20. nik

    i am a lesbian and proud of it and I live by the rule of if you feel in your soul it is wrong then you live your life in a manner different than that and god will be the judge of the people who do things different than what “you” feel is wrong.

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  21. Annonymous

    I don’t know if Janet would even read this But i was wondering if Janet will interveiw her ex dancer and friend “Rudu Huston” who change hes gender to “Lana”? I sure hope so i would really like to her Lana’s Story.I Loved Janet and Rudy’s energy when then dappeared on screen, they really had chemistry. Does anyone know if Janet will be intereweing “LAna” (aka) Rudy Huston?
    Good luck Janet

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  22. Anonymous

    Matthew 19:4 “Haven’t you read the scriptures?”Jesus replied.” They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’*”5 And he said, ” this explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’* Matthew 19:9 And I tell you this, whoever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery-unless his wife has been unfaithful.*” Proverbs 16:2 people may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Proverbs 12: Truthful words stand the test of time,but lies are soon exposed. Proverbs 12:28 The way of the godly leads to life, that path does not lead to death. Proverbs 14:16 The wise are cautious* and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.

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  23. Anonymous

    Proverbs 2:1-9 NLT Version. My child listen to what I say, and treasure my commmands. Turn your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Search for them as you would for silver. seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is shield to those who walk in integrity. He guards the path of the just and protects those who are faithful to him.

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  24. Anonymous

    Proverbs 2:9 Then you will understand what is right, just and fair, and you will find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.

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  25. Anonymous

    Proverbs 2:12-16 Wisdom will save you from evil people, from those whose words are twisted. These men turn from the right way to walk down dark paths. They take pleasure in doing wrong, and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil. Their actions are crooked, and their ways are wrong.

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