Andreja Pejic, muse to fashion giants like Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs, is seeking public help to fund a film about her life.
The 6-foot-1 model, known across campaigns and headlines for her androgynous look (she was previously named by New York Magazine as ‘the prettiest boy in the world) came out this summer as a trans woman.
‘As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter,’ she said on social media this July.
Pejic is now embarking on a new journey, and wants your help to share her story with the world.
She has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a film about life after her sex change.
According to Pejic, the idea for the film came about when she recently told a filmmaker friend she would be having a sexual reassignment surgery.
Born and raised in a Serbian refugee camp, the model was forced from an early age to always conceal her desire to be a girl.
‘Through Andreja’s life story, Andrej(a) will explore gender politics in-depth around the globe, and the beauty industry and its attitude towards diversity, will be a focal point. From a refugee camp in the Balkans to the world’s biggest runways, from boyhood to androgyny to womanhood, from hiding to the highest level of self-acceptance this documentary captures an individual whose biggest dream is to live an authentic, happy and normal life.’
The campaign has already received the support from LGBT icons such as Adam Lambert, and has received over $18,000 (€13,967) in donations out of the $200,000 goal (€155,195).
‘You might be asking why our goal is $200,000,’ wrote the team on the Kickstarter website.
‘We want the best film possible for the lowest dollar spend. The average budget for a festival bound documentary hovers around $450,000. With your help and funding we can cover the cost of many different aspects of the film; the licensing of photographs, music, travel for the crew to follow Andreja around the world as she works and visits her homelands, post production, production personnel, legal fees, graphics, insurance, and gear’