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By Guest Contributor Spoken Pandora; originally published at Elixher In a three-part weeklong series,…
By Joseph Lamour
The Summer Doldrums, as I like to call the break network television gives us from June to September, are quickly approaching. Hot temperatures and a new season of The Bachelorette go hand-in-hand, and I take that as my television telling me, “Go Outside.” But, like all couch potatoes, I just turn from one tube to another. Join me as I say ta-ta to my TV, and hello to my Macbook Pro. Below the cut are two queer web series worth watching.
This post comes with a STRONG LANGUAGE warning… for some of you. See what I mean, after the jump.
by Guest Contributor Aymar Jean Christian, originally published at Televisual “Oh hark, Alison! The theater…
by Guest Contributor Aymar Jean Christian, originally published at Televisual
This week I’m starting a new feature on this blog called “Web Series Spotlight.” I regularly get pitched series by creators and find it difficult to write about all of them, because I often write about trends and bigger ideas, sometimes good, indie series just don’t fit. No longer! The web series market has a larger, oft-discussed curation problem, something which networks and news sites are trying to fix. I figured I’d pitch in.
First up is Chrysalis, an urban web series by filmmaker Nia Malika Dixon. Dixon is a new independent filmmaker, who a few years ago decided to pursue her passion. She didn’t go to film school, instead she learned the old-fashioned way: on set (how refreshing!). Chrysalis is her third short, a five-episode crime drama intended to build investor interest in a feature-length film.
Chrysalis, whose title refers to the cocoon a caterpillar creates before it transforms, tells the story of Jamal, a young Muslim man living in Baltimore with an infant child and a less-than-desirable career choice: drug dealing. The series kicks off by introducing Jamal’s world and an act of violence which sends it into chaos. Read the Post Web Series Spotlight: ‘Chrysalis’ Delivers Baltimore Noir With Black Muslim Characters
By Sexual Correspondent Andrea (AJ) Plaid
Sometimes there’s love in laughter. And the cast and crew bringing the new web series East Willy B have a lot of love for the real-life neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, and (most) of the fictional characters.
The series’ heart is Willie Reyes, Jr. (Flaco Navaja) the 30-something Puerto Rican-proud bar owner who inherited the business from his dad, including the barfly crushing on him, Giselle (Caridad “La Bruja” de la Cruz). Wille is trying to keep his bar, which has served as the nabe’s hangout and nerve center, from closing down due gentrification in the form of his ex-girlfriend Maggie (April Hernandez) and her new white beau (and Willie’s longtime rival), Albert (Danny Hoch), and the incoming white hipsters looking for cheap(er) rent.
Transcript of the premiere episode after the jump.
by Latoya Peterson
In a post Sex and the City world, everything involving a group of young women seems open for comparison to the mega-franchise. However, all the stories told about women do not serve the same purpose. While Sex and the City began as wry commentary on life in Manhattan (and morphed into something else entirely), more and more women are taking to indie media to tell stories about those of us who manage to live life sans Manolos. Enter The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else.
The story revolves around Rasha, a journalist who is dying to write The Women’s History of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, her editor believes that her Lebanese-American client could have a brighter future as a Middle Eastern chick lit pioneer, and advises Rasha that she could be dropped from her contract if she doesn’t turn around something fluffy. Rasha and her friends concoct a plan to write the chick lit novel in exchange for the advance to fund the Women’s History project and they throw her into a world of heterosexual dating (and the attendant Cosmo-ified stereotypes), which complicates things a bit – Rasha is scheduled to walk down the aisle with her girlfriend in less than two months.
Read the Post Of Doc Martens and Journalistic Mayhem: The Real Girl’s Guide To Everything Else