OWF 2017 will feature special screenings throughout the three day festival including world premieres, special teasers for upcoming releases, an Emmy-consideration showing, and a very special YouTube Space LA screening by an Academy Award-winning filmmaker. 

 

Opening Night Screening

YouTube Space LA

Friday, May 12, 2017

7:00-9:00PM

This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

Are there limits to your love for your family? One family's acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined for the Olympics, announces they're transitioning from male to female and invites their YouTube followers along for every moment. It's a story about unconditional love and finding the courage to be yourself. 

This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, chronicles the transition of Gregory Gorgeous, the young YouTube star, famous for his make up tutorials and online presence, to Gigi Gorgeous, an upcoming model and personality. The film takes you behind the scenes on Gigi and her family as they navigate this new world.

 
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REVRY Screening

Downtown Independent

Saturday, May 13, 2017

6:15-7:30PM

 

Unsure/Positive Season 2 Teaser

Season 2 on the critically acclaimed series, Unsure/Positive, explores issues about living openly with HIV, including employment discrimination, the difficult process of recovery from meth addiction, and dating while POZ.

Kieran grows into his “new” life as a part-time private school teacher. He’s mentally in a good place. He is quick to befriend fellow teachers Harriet and Gary– only Gary has more on his mind than just working together.

In an ironic turn of events, Kieran is now in a position to support Allie after breaking off a marital engagement. Allie moves into Kieran’s apartment and a “Will & Grace” situation ensues. As Kieran’s inner-circle of friends individually experience unforeseen circumstances, the thread continues to be Kieran’s reluctant optimism, especially in dating...just not the obviously smitten Gary.

New friends, new ventures, and hilariously bad decisions drive Season 2’s expose on staying positive. 

 

The 'Other' Love Story

What some of our viewers are saying about The 'Other' Love Story:

"....simply beautiful.... a lovely story..." 
"....this is probably the best thing ever...." 
"...absolutely loved this series!"

A ground-breaking web series and the first ever romantic drama between two Indian girls. Set in late 90s Bangalore, in Hindi and English, The 'Other' Love Story is a tale that needs to be told and the first of its kind for Indian cinema.

 

Gayborhood

REVRY's first original series, "Gayborhood," is a full-length mock-reality series set in Chicago's LGBTQ neighborhood. Using satire and over-the-top humor, "Gayborhood" provides an irreverent commentary on the current state of reality TV and queer culture – all seen through the lens of a wacky and outrageous band of friends living in this vibrant neighborhood. Narcissistic drag queens, sex addicts, “fish out of water” Midwest gay folk, and – of course – everyone’s favorite, love-starved, gal pal all make up the Gayborhood.

 

Queens of Kings

"Queens of Kings" takes a raw look at the stimulating and flashy lifestyle of some of Brooklyn's brightest drag stars. Each episode focuses on the intricate duality of performing in drag and the compelling story of the person behind the makeup. Season 2 of this Streamy-nominated digital series can be found exclusively on REVRY where you can see episodes highlighting Bible Girl, Patti Spliff, and RuPaul's Drag Race alums, Thorgy Thor and Aja. 

 

The Switch

Sü moved from South Carolina to Canada to come out as a transgender woman and start life over again. She took out a loan and got a computer science degree. She got a 9 to 5. She got a gym membership. But now she's unemployed and crashing with her eco-terrorrist ex. Will Sü claw her way back to her old life or, to her horror, adapt and thrive?

"Transgender" is a new cultural hotspot and The Switch lights fires not just as the first trans sitcom (with trans actors in trans roles) but also through its smart humor and provocative content. In it, we follow our cast as they emerge from isolation to build a community. From working data entry to moonlighting as a text- message dominatrix, from affordable housing to assassinating oil executives for carbon offsets, The Switch tackles today's world with wit and bravado.

 

REVRY Screening

Downtown Independent

Sunday, May 14, 2017

7:00-8:00PM

 

Gay Hollywood Dad Teaser

“Gay Hollywood Dad” will be the first reality television experience that explores and captures single fatherhood and forming an alternative family from the unique point-of- view of international independent filmmaker struggling in the not- always-glamorous world of filmmaking beyond

Hollywood. Living under the Hollywood sign, single gay dad Quentin Lee juggles between raising his newborn baby by himself and making his means as an acclaimed independent film director with hilarity and drama. “What have I gotten myself into!?” 

 
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Bear World Media TV Teaser

Bear World Media, the one-stop-shop for the bear community, and their admirers, is launching a channel exclusively on REVRY. Check out the teaser showcasing the new travel-themed series premiere. 

 

SPECTRUM: London

Spectrum London is unique due to its diversity and inclusion in ethnicity and gender and we are proud that three of our trans actors lead the ensemble cast in this award winning web series.

 

 

C.SQUARED Teaser

C.SQUARED (our jargon for Crucial Conversations) is an LGBTQ perspective talk show that focuses 80% of its attention towards addressing issues directly affecting LGBTQ individuals through a non-homonormative lens, while also serving as an educational and diversely inclusive platform to those who may not be too familiar with the culture. This hour-long, studio audience quorum is the hard, provocative conversation most people find uncomfortable, too shameful or just rather ignore and sweep under the rug. These conversations are had mostly behind closed doors, and are informative to the general public. Guests and viewers will be challenged to think outside the box regarding important issues and calls to action. A mixture or Geraldo, Real Time with Bill Mahr, OPRAH, Ricky Lake and just a dash of Jerry Springer-esque passion, with a twist of Queer...is what the feel of this show is. Hip/Mature/Engaging, full of passion & shrouded in productive controversy....

 
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BROTHERS

The first narrative series about a group of trans male friends to not only feature the stories of transgender men, but also to cast trans actors in the main roles. The show touches on a few of the many issues that face transgender individuals - healthcare, dating, dysphoria, homophobia, identity and more.

The series' main character Jack has recently started sleeping with a cisgender man after exclusively dating women for his entire adult life. His friend Davyn is on the verge of proposing to his long time girlfriend, Amy. Aiden is the youngest of the group and is pre-testosterone and pre-surgery, but aiming to raise money for his top surgery as the date approaches. And Max, the eldest, has been on hormones longer than both Jack and Davyn, but hasn't had the financial resources to obtain his top surgery. What does it mean to struggle and succeed as a trans person in the complicated fabric of today's society?

 

People Like Us

"People Like Us" is a poignant reflection and insightful look at four gay men in Singapore navigating lust, love, and life.

 

 

Her Story

The Emmy-nominated digital series, Her Story, is about two trans women in Los Angeles who have given up on love, when suddenly chance encounters give them hope. Violet is drawn to Allie, a reporter who approaches her for an interview, while career-driven Paige meets James, the first man she’s considered opening up to in years. Will they risk letting what they are stand in the way of being loved for who they are?

Trans women in the media have long been punchlines, killers, indications of urban grit, pathetic tragedies, and dangerous sirens. Rarely have they been complex characters who laugh, struggle, and grow, who share strength in sisterhood, who seek and find love. Her Story depicts the unique, complicated, and very human women we see in queer communities, and explores how these women navigate the intersections of label identity and love. 

Co-written by Jen Richards and Laura Zak, directed by Sydney Freeland (Drunktown’s Finest), with cinematography by Bérénice Eveno, and produced by Katherine Fisher/Speed of Joy Productions, Her Story features predominantly LGBTQ women, on and off-screen. With this project we have the opportunity to positively shift cultural perceptions of trans and queer women. We invite you to join us in helping to make visible the lives of women who too often are made invisible.

 

Tello Screening

Downtown Independent

Sunday, May 14, 2017

1:00-1:30PM

 

Skirtchasers

Best selling novelist, Damien Samuels (Barry Bostwick) and his daughter, Robyn, are both freshly single after getting dumped by the women in their lives.  Feeling responsible for Robyn's womanizing and commitment issues, Damien tries to help her by rebooting their own rocky father/daughter relationship. Created by Zimmerman & Berg

 

Secs & EXECS

A workplace ensemble comedy told through two separate POVs, Secs & EXECS is about four executives and their four secretaries.  Sandra Bernhard plays the owner of a woman's athletic wear company and Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers) is the career assistant who's the momma bear of the office.  Created by Zimmerman and Berg.