A young man’s first shave is often depicted in society and pop culture as a pivotal moment. There is a plethora of television shows and movies that contain a scene wherein a young boy takes a razor to his face for the first time, practically giddy with excitement over the experience of shaving. We’re used to this trope. It’s familiar – a father teaching his son how to shave is something that has been ingrained within our expectations of adolescence for quite some time.
Of course, everyone’s story is different. Not every young man has the same experience when it comes to shaving for the first time. Razor and personal care company, Gillette, recently released an incredibly moving and poignant ad, featuring a father helping his transgender son to shave for the first time. It is the first ad from Gillette that features a transgender man. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this article to watch the ground-breaking commercial.