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virtual LL 2015
Curated by Tanya Zuk

Since the early 90s, Lesbian Looks has been bringing audiences to the University of Arizona campus, and to community venues including the Loft Cinema, the Screening Room, the Grand Cinemas Crossroads 6, and the Wingspan LGBT community center, to watch movies together that could not otherwise be seen in Tucson. In 2011 we added a new location: your computer.

Virtual Lesbian Looks offers a curated portal to made-for-the-web programming. When we started Lesbian Looks in 1993, you could count the number of lesbian-themed feature films on one hand, and the number of television shows with a lesbian character (usually a special guest on one episode) on the other. Today, you can find dozens of programs online, created by LGBT filmmakers for LGBT audiences.

In this constantly evolving media landscape, in which iTunes, YouTube, Hulu and a host of other new platforms have joined network and cable programming in the competition for viewer attention, web-based series provide a dynamic new avenue where both veteran and emerging filmmakers can take creative risks, launch fresh projects, develop a fan base, and sometimes parlay a low-budget experiment into a television deal or feature film.

Dyke Central is an Oakland-based dramedy that centers around 30-something butch roommates Alex and Gin. The first season sees Alex attempting to sustain her dysfunctional relationship with girlfriend Jackie, in the face of new life options and the resurfacing of an old flame. Gin, on the other hand, is a chameleon whose identity changes with every new interest and tends to lose herself in others. Surrounded by a diverse group of friends who guide, challenge and support them, Alex and Gin struggle to adapt to change and create balance in their lives without losing themselves.

From the Executive Producer and writer, Michelle Daniel, of the critically acclaimed short film Broken Silence comes the original series, Between Women. Loved by fans for its raw writing style and vivid characters, Between Women will send you on an emotion roller coaster that you won't want to stop riding! Set in the bustling city of Atlanta, we join six friends, also known as the "6-pack,” through their daily lives filled with fun, drama, love, and the tests and trials of everyday living. Go there if you dare...

Laura Hollis is just a small town girl that finally moved out to go to University. When her missing roommate is replaced without explanation, Laura vows to find out what is happening on campus while she deals with her new roomie... a vampire.

Frequency is your basic clairvoyant meets telepath, lesbian, love-story, and adventure. Claire, a present day pansexual clairvoyant, is on a colliding course with Deanna, a telepathic lesbian from the ‘80s. Will their paths intersect in the correct space and time? In the sci-fi world of Frequency, individuals have the ability to “tune in to a frequency" gaining them different skills, i.e. clairvoyance, telepathy, time-travel, healing, and mental manipulation. KV Works proudly produced Frequency for the LGBTQ community.

Easy Abby is a web series about the anxieties and assumptions of lesbian romance as seen through the eyes of Abby, a chronic seducer just trying to get by without falling in love. With a cast of flawed neurotic characters, Easy Abby is as much about the awkward as it is about the sexy. Produced in Chicago by award-winning director Wendy Jo Carlton.

Have you ever lived with someone you dated and then broke up… What do you do? Who gets to stay? Or better yet who gets the DVD collection? Til Lease Do Us Part follows two roommates as they navigate the dating world with one tiny problem: they’re exes. Starring Hannah Hogan as Mikka, and Joanne Sarazen as Shannon (the exes). Brought to the web by director Sarah Rotella and writer Adrianna DiLonardo of the Gay Women’s Channel, where “The only thing better than WOMEN, are GAY ones.”