Hillary Clinton’s New Apple TV+ Docuseries Bold is dedicated to spotlighting “brave” women who are leaders in their respective fields. But some of the “women” the show celebrates aren’t women — one is a biological male who plays the role of a drag queen, while another is transgender.
“Symone” – whose real name is Reggie Gavin – is a drag performer who won season 13 of VH1 RuPaul’s Drag Race. Gavin is not transgender and sometimes appears in public as a man.
Another interview subject is a real male-to-female transgender – Natalie Wynn, the YouTube personality who goes by the name “ContraPoints.”
Boldwhich will begin airing on September 9, follows Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton on a road trip as they interview a selection of influential women, including Gloria Steinem, Kim Kardashian, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Megan Thee Stallion .
“We’re hitting the road to shine a light on the women who inspire us,” Hillary Clinton announces in the trailer for the series, which was released on Tuesday.
The trailer acknowledges the participation of “Symone” and “Contrapoints”, but does not reveal that they are not female.
“Symone” raved about the show in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “It was so much fun filming this amazing project and I can’t wait for you all to see it!” he wrote.
Bold is the first project from Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s HiddenLight production company, which they launched in 2020 to focus on underappreciated “changemakers.”
The series is inspired by the 2019 book the former first lady co-wrote with her daughter – The Brave Women’s Book: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.
During her unsuccessful presidential run in 2016, Hillary Clinton was criticized for defaming or dismissing women who accused President Bill Clinton of sexual assault and harassment. They included Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones.