Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
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.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Everywhere you look glossies are offering weight loss tips and suggestions. While some seem unobtainable, long time celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson, who trains everyone from Kim Kardashian and Sofia Vergara, says achieving the perfect body starts with one's self. SOUNDBITE: Gunnar Peterson, trainer, saying (English): "The ones who are at the tops of their field always seem to have that same work ethic. And I think that maybe that's the message." One of the main excuses people give for not working out is 'not having time,' which Peterson says is one of the largest obstacles for his Tinsel town clients. SOUNDBITE: Gunnar Peterson, trainer, saying (English): "Sofia is someone who fits this into an incredible busy schedule. All the people at the top of their game, the biggest challenge is to find a way to fit their exercise program into their schedules." But if time is still a factor pilates might be the way to go, says pilates expert Mari Winsor. SOUNDBITE: Mari Winsor, pilates expert, saying (English): "One of the reasons that a lot of people are drawn to pilates is because they know that it's fast." Winsor, who has a line of successful workout DVDs, has worked with Marisa Tomei, Emma Stone, and recently received attention for helping Miley Cyrus transform her body. SOUNDBITE: Mari Winsor, pilates expert, saying (English): "She wanted to feel like a women, she wanted to change her body, she wanted to have her arms sculpted. Most of all she wanted her tummy sculpted." Model Miranda Kerr combines pilates with other workouts in order to stay in tip-top shape. SOUNDBITE: Miranda Kerr, model, saying (English): "I'm pretty consistent with my yoga, pilates and also resistance training. So I'll workout, all of that, like at least three to four times a week." While soul singer Chaka Khan turned her bed into one of her workout environments. SOUNDBITE: Chaka Khan, singer, saying (English): "My favorite exercise is resistance exercise. Where I have my bands, I can lay in the bed in do them." Although many celebs credit their trainers for their physique, Peterson and Winsor are modest about the praise. SOUNDBITE: Gunnar Peterson, trainer, saying (English): "When I see somebody doing well or getting kudos for it, it's nice to see that the work they've put in is being recognized. But you know, that trophy goes on their mantel, not mine." SOUNDBITE: Mari Winsor, pilates expert, saying (English "It's like being a teacher and watching a student at a spelling bee spelling everything correctly. I mean, they do it, but, you know, they had a little inspiration from the teacher."