East Coast Premiere
Dir. Jett Garrison, USA, 2018, 82 mins
After realizing she may be a lesbian, Gretchen (Gretchen Wylder) befriends nonbinary dog-walker Vero (Victoria Ortiz), who decides to stop training dogs and start training cishets. Vero takes Gretchen under their wing and introduces her to the queer world of New York City, helping her navigate what it’s like to be newly out at the age of 30.
THESE THEMS is the rare ensemble series that effectively combines comedy with education, teaching its audience about gender nonconformity and various queer identities while delighting and captivating through sharp humor. Through seven incredible episodes, THESE THEMS features authentic casting and local settings, and puts the LGBTQ+ community in the driver’s seat, showing what can happen when we’re allowed to tell our own stories on television.
Writer: Gretchen Wylder
Cast: Gretchen Wylder, Victoria Ortiz, Shaan Dasani, Nick Park
Q&A to follow
Part of My Girl Friday