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Oregon Trans Mayor Stu Rasmussen to Get Reality Show?


You may remember last November when Stu Rasmussen of Silverton, Oregon became the nation's first transgender mayor. A production team is now shopping Stu's story to interested networks.

The Statesman Journal reports: "Camera crews from Los Angeles rolled into town Monday to begin filming a teaser for the show...At a packed City Council meeting Monday night, the crew from production company RDF USA began filming the project...Lead producer Gerald Massimei said Silverton has exceeded their expectations. 'It will make a phenomenal background for a really interesting story,' Massimei said. 'There is something really special about this town...We want to invite people, if they see us filming, to come say hi to Stu. Don't be afraid of the cameras.' The show would be centered around Rasmussen and his challenge as a transgender person living in a small town. It would also look at the mechanics and intricacies of local government, including some 'hot button' issues such as the Silver Creek Dam, Rasmussen said. 'I have a big ego, but not big enough to think this is going to be Stu-centric,' he said."

The production activities as covered by Showbiz Tonight, and another brief clip of Rasmussen which I've posted before, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. a reality show that doesnt involve vapid celebrities? i would totally watch that.

    Posted by: ryan | Apr 9, 2009 2:32:16 PM

  2. I grew up in Silverton and knew/know Stu. They are right tha the city is a phenomenal background for a reality show. Though, it sounds as if they are much more open minded there, now.

    Posted by: WeHo Superhero | Apr 9, 2009 5:42:18 PM

  3. same here ryan! portland's mayor is openly gay too. oregon seems so much more open minded than california (where i live) seems

    Posted by: katie | Apr 9, 2009 10:01:00 PM

  4. he is butt ugly...some men are not meant to be women

    Posted by: mike | Apr 10, 2009 12:47:23 AM

  5. Mike: "he is butt ugly...some men are not meant to be women"

    So men are ugly, women are beautiful... huh?

    Stu is no beauty queen no, that is true, but she is still a woman. Women look every which way, just like men.

    Posted by: TikiHead | Apr 10, 2009 12:55:10 AM

  6. Where are 'Mike's pix? I'm sure he's god's gift to trannies, himself. What a pathetic comment. If everyone looked like Lisa Rinna or Donnatella Versace ( I dunno- just guessing his fave type of tranny) the world would be a very dull place. Stu ROCKS!

    Posted by: pickles | Apr 10, 2009 8:57:30 AM

  7. Uhh ... I agree with Mike, and the rest of you are just sugar coating the obvious ... some men make pretty nice trannies (i.e. look at a contestant from RuPaul's drag race) ... while others ... lol

    Posted by: Joe | Apr 10, 2009 8:59:24 PM

  8. I really liked it, I watched it here

    Posted by: Eu | Apr 12, 2009 12:00:00 PM

  9. I missed something along the way — I thought he/she was a pre- or post-op transexual, but the second video has him saying that he's a heterosexual male in a relationship with a woman for 35 years. Therefore, I assume that he is (simply) a crossdresser — which oddly gives him the right to be kind of "odd" looking — and not a tranny at all…
    Nice taste in shoes though.

    Posted by: buzzerme | Apr 18, 2009 4:06:57 AM

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