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Exclusive: WOW releases trailer for Michelle Visage Tribeca doc “Explant”

World of Wonder is unveiling the trailer for Explant ahead of the documentary’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 13. The film, directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Jeremy Simmons (The Last Beekeeper), follows media ...
June 7, 2021

World of Wonder is unveiling the trailer for Explant ahead of the documentary’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 13.

The film, directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Jeremy Simmons (The Last Beekeeper), follows media personality and RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage in her journey to find well-being via “explant surgery,” the removal of her breast implants.

Visage, who has had breast implants most of her adult life, believes they are making her sick — and she’s not alone. Hundreds of thousands of women have come forward with similar beliefs, clashing with the medical establishment’s claims that implants are completely safe.

It also takes a deep dive into the stranger-than-fiction history of breast implants. From interviews with the first-ever recipient of the modern-day implant to a confession from a whistleblower, the film shows how complications and autoimmune issues have shadowed implants for decades.

Explant is produced by World of Wonder co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, with executive producers Michelle Visage and David Case.

Watch the trailer below:

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