Since the early 90s, Lesbian Looks has been bringing audiences to the Modern Languages Auditorium, the Gallagher Theater, the Loft Cinema and occasional other destinations, to watch movies together that could not otherwise be seen in Tucson. This year, in addition to on- and off-campus screenings, we’re adding a new location: your computer.
Virtual Lesbian Looks offers a portal to the exciting new world of 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 today’s media landscape, in which iTunes, YouTube and Hulu have joined network and cable programming in the competition for viewer attention, web-based series present an exciting new avenue for both veteran and emerging filmmakers to launch fresh projects, develop a fan base, and sometimes parlay a low-budget experiment into a television deal or feature film.
For this year’s Virtual Lesbian Looks, Media Arts/Film & Television graduate student Tanya Zuk has selected 3 stand-out programs from a list of 23 lesbian-themed web series.
We invite you to check out some webisodes (descriptions and links provided below), and then join us (in person!) on October 26 for a discussion with UA Media Arts alum Reena Dutt, an actor and associate producer on The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else.
Tanya’s 2010 List of Lesbian Web Series
- Anyone But Me
- BJ Fletcher: Private Eye
- Brooklyn is for Lovers
- Cat On the Prowl
- Cherry Bomb
- Chica Busca Chica (Girl Meets Girl)
- Emma Stahl
- Far Out
- Joni & Susanna
- The Lovers and Friends Show
- Plan V
- Rose by Any Other Name
- The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else
- Seeking Simone
- The Sweet Adventures of Nat and Meg
- The Time Traveling Lesbian
- We Have To Stop Now
- What’s Your Problem?
We invite you to check out some webisodes, and then join us (in person!) on October 26 for a discussion with UA Media Arts alum Reena Dutt, an actor and associate producer on The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else.