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The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
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Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
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SHOTLIST:POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYLake Mary, Florida - September 10, 20131. SOUNDBITE (English) Officer Zach Hudson, Lake Mary Police Department:"as it stands right now we have an ipad in our possession. That ipad has video footage on it what was going on inside the household. Unfortunately that is in several pieces. So about an hour ago we sent that ipad out in order to be analyzed at the seminole county sheriffs office. We wanted all the information all the footage off that ipad so we have a good clear picture of what was going on inside in that home at the time of this event. In reference to dashboard cameras in reference the report and so on were going to get all of that out by late afternoon. The report itself is still in the process we have multiple officers that responded to this all of those officers are providing statements right now." ++ONE SECOND OF BLACK BETWEEN SOUNDBITES++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Officer Zach Hudson, Lake Mary Police Department:"there was no gun found, we searched him, when we made contact with mr. Zimmerman it was right here in the front yard. We took him down at gunpoint and we searched him physically there was no weapon, nor was there any weapon involved, nobody saw a gun, a gun is definitely not part of any evidence in this particular case.STORYLINE:Police investigating a domestic dispute between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife say video from Shellie Zimmerman's iPad may be crucial evidence in determining whether any charges are filed.Lake Mary Police Department spokesman Zach Hudson said Tuesday that the iPad captured video of the dispute, but the mobile device was in pieces and needed to be examined in a lab. Shellie Zimmerman called 911 on Monday, saying her estranged husband was threatening her and her father with a gun. She later changed her story and decided against pressing charges. No gun was ever found. Zimmerman's attorney says his client did nothing wrong.Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce last week. She and her husband separated a month after he was acquitted of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.(****END****)