“Visible: Out on Television” – a look at on screen LGBT representation, debuts Feb 14 on Apple TV+
“Visible: Out on Television” is a new documentary series that joins its growing slate of premium original series. The five-part television event from Emmy-nominated filmmakers Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave, and executive producers Wanda Sykes and Wilson Cruz, will debut in its entirety on February 14, 2020, exclusively on Apple TV+.
“Visible: Out on Television” investigates the importance of TV as an intimate medium that has shaped the American conscience, and how the LGBTQ movement has shaped television. Combining archival footage with interviews with key players from the movement and the screen, the docuseries is narrated by Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Waithe. Each hour-long episode will explore themes such as invisibility, homophobia, the evolution of the LGBTQ character, and coming out in the television industry.
The docuseries features never-before-seen interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Billy Porter, Rachel Maddow, Don Lemon, Sara Ramirez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and dozens more. “Visible: Out on Television” is directed and executive produced by Ryan White (“Ask Dr. Ruth,” “The Case Against 8,” “The Keepers”). Jessica Hargrave, Wilson Cruz and Wanda Sykes also serve as executive producers.
The five-part documentary “Visible: Out on Television” series premieres February 14, 2020, exclusively on Apple TV+
Other notable series streaming on Apple TV+ include The Morning Show, Little America, and the upcoming Beastie Boys Story, a documentary on the infamous rap band, directed by Spike Jonz. The movie features Beastie Boys Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond discussing the group’s 40-year friendship and rise to fame as hip-hop exploded in the late 1980s. The movie billed as a “live” documentary was shot at Brooklyn’s Kings Theater. The pair also pay tribute to founding member Adam Yauch (aka MCA), who died of cancer at age 47 in 2012. “Beastie Boys Story” is set to debut in Imax theaters on April 3 and will be available via Apple TV Plus on April 24
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