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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 LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ filmmakers for LGBTQ audiences.

In this constantly evolving media landscape, 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.

The F Word

Season one of The F Word, follows Kristin and Nicole as they navigate the foster-to-adoption process. The 6 episodes that encompass season one cover the nearly 2-year journey of this queer couple expanding their family. This comedic docuseries is a co-production of ITVS and PBS Digital Studios, and was featured at Frameline and the LA Film Festival. It is also looking forward to a season two, where the series continues their story while amplifying other voices in the foster care world: birth families, foster youth, adoptees, P.O.C. perspectives, and social entrepreneurs working to make things better.

Queer Kid Stuff

A web series for kids, Queer Kid Stuff imagines a kinder and more equal future through highly-accessible education and entertainment for kids ages 3+. Hosted by tie-wearing queer lady, Lindsay, and her non-binary best-stuffed friend, Teddy. This is Gender Studies 101 meets Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood!

Boxed In

So this is my new favorite thing. The queer sibling of Broad City and Girls, and the soul sister to Little Horribles, Boxed In is a comedic masterpiece of a web series.  Written and directed by Amy York Rubin, and part of the IFC Comedy Crib family, Boxed In is about how we box ourselves into teeny tiny identities and that pretty much sucks.

 

The Peculiar Kind

The Peculiar Kind is a web series turned documentary brought to you by Coven and directed by Alexis Casson. The series explores everyday issues through the lens of queer women of color in Brooklyn, New York. The web series premiered in early 2012 and came to an end late 2014. The series explores issues of race, education, gender performance, queer(s) in the media and much, much more.

 

Lipstick, the Series

Lipstick, the Series follows four sexually fluid best friends living in Los Angeles who start a lipstick line Kaptured Cosmetics. We follow Dee a “stem,” a cross between a stud and femme, Naeemah “the diva” and her gay BFF Ray, Evelyn the “spicy” Latina, and Leigh “the straight one” while they battle trust, sexuality, friendship, & relationship issues.