Caitlyn Jenner is back! On I Am Cait Season 2 Episode 1, the reality star and newly-minted transgender icon returned for more adventures.
If you watch I Am Cait online or have followed the journey of the former Bruce Jenner at all, then the Season 2 premiere did not disappoint.
Jenner’s road trip with friends contained a mixture of lighter and serious moments, most notably a discussion of Cait’s political views.
She remains a staunch Republican, despite becoming a transgender role model, something many of her friends cannot comprehend.
Ah yes, such is the life of Caitlyn Jenner these days.
Mentors Jennifer Finney Boylan and Candis Cayne may be excited to see the Grand Canyon, but their journey is much bigger than that.
Fun as it is, much of the bus trip is spent trying to get Jenner to open up about more profound issues, such as politics and sexuality.
Regarding the latter, what is her orientation now?
What levels of attraction does she feel these days? Does she gravitate toward men or women? These are hard questions for anyone.
For Cait, she either can’t answer conclusively because she doesn’t fully know (understandable), or she’s playing it close to the vest.
She’s a bit more forthcoming when it comes to her old-school Republican views, which come as a shock to her transgender friends.
Republicans, in Caitlyn’s view, are the party most concerned with a strong economy, and making sure all Americans are gainfully employed.
As for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton?
"She could care less about women. She cares about herself," Caitlyn says, to the surprise (and abject horror) of her road trip companions.
In a recent interview with The Advocate, we learned that Caitlyn Jenner supports Ted Cruz, despite differing opinions on trans issues.
All of which raises some interesting points:
Does Caitlyn’s gender identity mean she must sacrifice political principles she acquired as Bruce, and in many cases, still believes in?
If she believes Ted Cruz would be the best president for all people, despite some deep disagreements, isn’t it her duty to vote that way?
Regardless of her views, or anyone’s views, isn’t being open-minded enough not to think in absolutes something we should all respect?
All we can tell you for sure is that our last road trip with friends didn’t get this deep, but we’re glad to be along for the ride again with Cait.