When will 'NikkieTutorials: Layers of Me' air? YouTuber Nikkie de Jager will open up in 'intimate' docuseries
NikkieTutorials told her followers she was releasing a new YouTube Original 'docuseries' about her journey as a popular beauty vlogger, transgender activist, and truth-teller
Netherlands' Nikkie de Jager, better known to her more than 12 million YouTube subscribers as 'NikkieTutorials', has already made headlines twice in early 2020. One for coming out as a transgender woman after a blackmailer threatened to 'out' her if she didn't pay up. And two, after going on record about how she was treated by a "cold and distant" Ellen DeGeneres when she went on the show to share her story.
Now, expect a few more bombshells from her as the year 2020 closes. Posting on Twitter and Instagram, she told her followers she was releasing a new YouTube Original 'docuseries' about her journey as a popular beauty vlogger, transgender activist, and truth-teller.
In her tweet, she wrote, "This year I took control of my story to finally be free. Watch the trailer of my new docuseries, NikkieTutorials: Layers of Me, coming to @YouTube on December 28."
This year I took control of my story to finally be free. Watch the trailer of my new docuseries, NikkieTutorials: Layers of Me, coming to @YouTube on December 28 🏳️⚧️✨ https://t.co/Qdcrr9n0aT #NikkieTutorialsYT #YouTubeOriginals pic.twitter.com/pP4nkl0cYS— NikkieTutorials (@NikkieTutorials) December 21, 2020
The description for the docuseries in the Youtube trailer describes it as an "intimate portrait series of NikkieTutorials" where the audience will get an exclusive look at "Nikkie’s journey as she became one of the most important influencers of our time". The docuseries promises to follow the "ups and downs of her private life and follow her as she opens up and finally takes control of her own story to be truly free". Viewers will have the option of watching each weekly episode of the docuseries for free with ads or watch all episodes uninterrupted with YouTube Premium.
The trailer shows NikkieTutorials share how her Youtube channel was her lifeline and her way to survive. She speaks briefly about how bullying affected her and how she found joy in being able to transform herself with makeup -- the raison d'etre of starting a make-up channel. As she became a huge beauty influencer and popular Youtube vlogger with her videos, she often had celebrities and celebrity makeup artists drop by to experiment with makeup. Her star was rising and she was living her best life.
But then, she also admits that she had a less than perfect private life because she had a 'secret'. While she would have liked nothing better than leave who she was behind her and never look back, why was she revisiting her painful past? The question answers itself because we know what she has been through and the blackmail threats she has faced several times -- but in the trailer, it becomes obvious that NikkieTutorials will delve into her transition journey, how her life was torn apart by the blackmail threats and what it took to come out publicly on her YouTube channel.
According to the film's director, Linda Hakeboom, Episode 1 "will be online in exactly one week". Tagged on NikkieTutorials' Instagram post, Hakeboom shared the film's poster and brief clips from the film on her own Instagram account. Her caption (in Dutch) read: "OMG IT'S FINALLY HEEEERE! The documentary about Nikkie is ready. I am incredibly proud. Proud of sweet Nikkie (but I always am) and that I was able to document her life for three years. Proud that in this time of fast content (but also fun [content]!), I could make something that I can brood on for longer. Proud to have made the country's very first YouTube Original. And proud that thanks to a fantastic team I was able to finish this series while I was on chemo... while we won't be having a premiere or a big party, for me this is already a bright spot in this ridiculous year of pandemic and cancer at the same time. Episode 1 will be online in exactly one week. Hope you will like it! AAAHHHH"
'NikkieTutorials: Layers of Me' Episode 1 airs on the NikkieTutorials channel on December 28.