Here TV Unveils LGBTQ+ Slate for Pride Month
Here TV announced their slate of exclusive and original Pride programming for June. The platform will feature seven exclusive scripted and unscripted series and films launching during Pride Month, including the premiere of the first annual Trans-exclusive modeling competition, ‘Slay Model Search’, ‘Food Fetish’ Pride Edition with celebrity chef and restaurateur Susan Feniger, and ‘No Goodbyes’, a short film about love in a concentration camp, featuring 92-year-old Holocaust survivor David Lenga.
“It’s important for Here TV to offer a diverse, original, and exclusive slate of programming to celebrate Pride,” says President of Here Media, John Mongiardo. “Our investment in supporting LGBTQ+ storytelling is an investment in equality, and ultimately a greater future for all.”
From Emmy-nominated writer/director Billy Clift, the short film No Goodbyes is based on a true story about a gay concentration camp captive, played by 92-year-old Holocaust survivor David Lenga, who falls in love with his SS Nazi guard. “I wanted to shed light on a subject matter that is rarely addressed”, says writer/director Billy Clift. “As fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors remain with us, it is important that queer stories of the Holocaust are exposed and memorialized.”
SLAY MODEL SEARCH
Reminiscent of the Ford Supermodel search, producer Cecilio Asuncion brings you this annual model competition with 20 transgender model hopefuls from around the world who will compete for a contract with Slay Model Management, the world’s first and only exclusively transgender model agency. “I am so excited to have the first annual Slay Model Search premiere on Here TV!” says Cecilio Asuncion, founder and director of Slay Model Management. “I couldn’t think of a more appropriate partner to launch the career of today’s generation of Transgender Supermodels.”
FOOD FETISH ‘PRIDE EDITION’
Feast your eyes on Here TV’s Food Fetish for a mouth-watering insider look at some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. The Pride Edition episode features celebrity chef and restaurateur Susan Feniger, as she heads to Socalo, her newest venue. “Susan’s unrelenting advocacy embodies the spirit of PRIDE”, says 2x Emmy-nominated actor/director David Millbern. “This special Pride Episode focuses on female chef/owners that define creativity and business savvy, not to mention the exploding Rainbow Pride cake finale.”
Other programs for the Here TV Pride Month slate include the unscripted series ‘Behind the Bar’ Pride Edition, featuring The Abbey, Akbar, and Redline, the film ‘Tin Holiday’, from writer/director Joe Camareno , the OTT.X Impact Award Winning Show ‘Girls Voices Now’, and the short film anthology ‘The Gay Agenda 9’ featuring short films ‘Catfish Killer’, ‘No Strings’, and ‘Black Hat’.
Here TV launched in 2004, making it America’s first and largest SVOD LGBTQ+ TV video channel. It features an Award-Winning library of movies, series, shorts, and specials dedicated to equality, relationships and Pride. The library includes Academy award-winning film “Gods and Monsters”, in addition to receiving four Daytime Emmy Award nominations including a 2019 nomination for “A Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years.”
Here TV can be found on all major digital and cable TV platforms including Amazon, Xfinity, Spectrum, Apple TV, iOS, Android TV, Roku, Google Play and YouTube.
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