Queer Women Web series
Thursday 20th August 19:00 BST
SCREENING + DISCUSSION PANEL
With LGBTQ+ characters and stories still underrepresented, and misrepresented on screen, queer creators have turned to online platforms such a YouTube. By creating our own content, LGBTQ+ stories from across the world are now consistently appearing online in various forms, especially in the form of a web series. Providing relatable characters and realistic storylines, the rise of the webseries is a reflection of the need by the queer community to see accurate, and fair, representation on screen.
In this discussion, we’ll be talking to the writers and directors of some of our favourite webseries created by and for queer womxn. We’ll be screening an episode of each of the series beforehand and then chatting with the creators about creating queer content and characters that keep us coming back.
Whether you’re an avid web series watcher or intrigued by what all the fuss is about, join us to find out more. If you want to ask any questions, send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, where you are emailing from and who your question is for!
This screening is part of Film FeelsConnected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk
Twenty follows the story of Maya, her girlfriend Catalina, and her group of eclectic friends as they navigate careers, love, and life in their early twenties. With two seasons under their belt, a Streamy Award nomination, over 11 million views, and over 61,000 subscribers, this hit LGBTQ comedy has been described as "brutally honest and relatable" by Pride.com and "diverse and incredibly binge-worthy " by Into.
Queer·ious The Show was created with the ingenuity and passion to tell beautiful stories for us.
Web series portraying the lives of a lesbian group of friends as they explore love, dating, secrets and betrayal while living in Los Angeles.
QUEER·ious TV (QTV) is a media outlet that creates + produces LBGTQIA+ content such as web series, short films, music videos and more. Representations matters for the LGBTQIA+ community and what best way to represent then to create our own story + media outlet! We take great pride in creating content that is a better representation of who we actually are-in new and creative ways.
as we are
This comedy-drama follows Chloe as she visits Brighton for a week to look after her ex-girlfriend Robyn’s cat while Robyn goes to a conference with her new girlfriend. While in Brighton, Chloe goes on internet dates with two very different women, and also meets Blake, Robyn’s neighbour, whom Robyn is quick to out to Chloe as a trans man. It’s the first time that Chloe has ever met a person with a trans experience, and she finds herself attracted to Blake; but as a gay-identified woman, could it be that she just doesn’t see him for who he really is?
PANEL DISCUSSION QUEER WEB SERIES DIRECTED BY WOMXN HOSTED BY VERA HEMS ANDERSON
(LAST FRAME CLUB & CHEAP CUTS DOC FEST) PANELISTS BELOW:
Lily Richards is a Los Angeles based actress, writer, and director. She is the writer, director, and star of the hit web series "Twenty". With two seasons available on YouTube, Twenty has received a Streamy Award nomination for Best Indie Series, over 11 million views, 61,000 subscribers, and mentions in Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety. Lily graduated from Emerson college in 2016 with a degree in acting and playwriting and has since started in numerous plays and films. She recently starred in the regional premiere of, “A Small Group” at the Hudson Theatre and can be seen playing the title role in the Myles Yaksich short "Erin".
Known as Lex, born in Burlington, NC. King was raised in the DMV (D.C/MD/VA) area. She also resigned in New London, CT during some of her adolescent years. American writer, director and producer known for QUEERious-The Show (2020) and Seven (2021). King created Queerious TV (QTV), an outlet for proper representation of queer stories of color.
Deborah Espect is a writer, director and producer based in Brighton, UK. Her short films, music videos and web series have been screened in over 50 international film festivals and won many awards. She is currently developing her first feature.
Deborah is also the festival programmer and organiser for FilmPride, Brighton & Hove Pride's official queer film festival, now in its second year.
Ashlei Shyne is an American Actress, Improviser,Writer, Producer and Filmmaker. She is best known for her roles in “Dyke Central” and “Johnson’s Family Dinner”. After recognizing the lack of LGBTQ+ representation within the comedy community, Ashlei decided to create Rainbow Bright Comedy, an LGBTQ+ improv troupe, in order to give Queer BIPOC's a platform. As an out & proud Black bisexual woman, Ashlei continues to use her unique voice and perspective to fight racism, bi-eraser and bi-phobia in all communities.