The very colourful life of Miriam Rivera to be explored in new Channel 4 documentary

Graham Robson April 24, 2024

The nation is to learn the incredible story of Miriam Rivera, a trans reality TV sensation who died aged 38 in 2019, when Channel 4 broadcasts its new three-part series from 29 April.

According to Channel 4, the documentary will explore Miriam Rivera’s “life, death, and extraordinary legacy”.

Its synopsis reads: “Using Miriam’s own voice and words throughout, the series will restore Miriam as the star of her own story: a trans trailblazer who remains an icon for many in the transgender community.”

Miriam: Death of a Reality Star will outline her life before, during and after the reality TV fame she experienced, including a deep dive into her time filming controversial show There’s Something About Miriam back in 2004, which saw six men go heart to heart for her affections, only for her to reveal that she’s trans at the end of the final episode.

As well as shining a light on transphobia of the noughties, the documentary shows the impact of tabloid attacks and the fame Miriam faced in the wake of the show and her other achievements, living as a trans woman at that time.

Miriam’s family, friends and members of the trans community will be interviewed, and we’ll see the colourful fabric of her life.