30 ROCK’S Jenna Maroney once said “Drama is like gay man Gatorade.” So come replenish your electrolytes at this episodic showcase that entirely focuses on what the heart wants and needs—and don’t limit it to just gay men. If you’re the type of binger who loves to sit with expertly well-drawn characters, then this showcase is for you. These six episodes explore the extraordinary depth of the LGBTQ+ community with grace, honesty, and a couple of jokes for good measure.
Total Running Time: 95 min
Q&A to follow
Dir. Finley King, USA, 2019, 0:05:15, English
A catholic school student tests the limits of his desires.
Dir. Andrew J. Ceperley, USA, 2019, 0:21:51, English
In the third episode of the final season of I’M FINE, Jeff brings Zachary to meet his mom back home, now on her way to recovery after a health scare; while there, Zachary unearths some hidden insecurities even Jeff isn’t ready to face.
Dir. Stacey Maltin, USA, 2019, 0:24:00, English
In a city of uncomfortable proximity, how do the gaps between us feel so wide? LINKED is an exploration of how people are inexplicably connected–through sex, loneliness, and jewelry.
Dir. Dui Jarrod, USA, 2019, 0:14:52, English
This is the story of Ester, a trans woman struggling to find her path in New Orleans during the week before Hurricane Katrina. In the face of an evacuation order, she is forced to make a choice that will impact her future forever. Will she get out on time? Written and directed by Dui Jarrod (Brooklyn. Blue. Sky. on BET.com), this short form scripted series explores the intersection of race, class, and gender in a uniquely NOLA context. Starring Janet Hubert (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Angelica Ross (Pose, Her Story) who also executive produces, and introducing Rowin Amone as Ester.
Dir. Kit Williamson, USA, 2019, 0:29:01, English
Shot primarily in New York’s Central Park and LA’s Echo Park, “Back East” takes place between the events of season 2 and season 3. When Thom (Van Hansis) has a chance encounter with handsome fiction editor Clifford (Jake Choi) at a catering gig, he finds both his career and his relationship taking unexpected turns. Jeremy (Matthew Mckelligon) and Derrick (Leith M. Burke) have big decisions of their own to navigate, as a romantic date in Echo Park turns into a debate about commitment and parenthood.