- Jennifer Lopez shared footage from new short film Draw With Me on Instagram this weekend.
- J.Lo explained that the film is “about a transgender youth and their journey of coming out to their family.”
- The subject is particularly close to Lopez’s heart as the documentary’s focus, Brendon, is her “nibling,” a gender-neutral term for one’s niece or nephew.
Lopez introduced a clip from the film, and explained why the topic is so poignant right now. “Draw With Me is a short film about a transgender youth and their journey of coming out to their family and also engaging in their art to help them cope with the feelings they were having during this time,” Lopez explained before showing the excerpt. “The film is important and timely in its story and message and can have a huge impact on those of us who watch and experience what Brendon and their family is going through in this time of acceptance and admission.”
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J.Lo’s support for the project is especially important, with the singer calling it “a story that’s very close to my heart because it was a family affair. It’s about accepting change and challenges with love and knowing that when we do, anything’s possible. Also because, Brendon is my nibling.”
At the start of the clip from Draw With Me, Brendon explains, “It was in eighth grade when I finally felt comfortable with saying that I’m trans.” The full film is set to debut at film festivals around the world and via VOD soon.
This story originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.
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