OTV Presents

  • THOTless

    Living in Chicago under the weight of debt and constant microaggressions, a queer disabled Latina and her roommate, a Black trans sex worker, struggle to survive and thrive while searching for validation.

  • Pilots
    Movie + 9 extras

    Pilots

    Movie + 9 extras

    Many of the works on this platform are independently produced by grassroots filmmakers. Check out these conceptual pilots from OTV's collection.

  • Hot Tea With the Hotties

    The Unfriendly black hotties are a collective of black drag queens that resembles a sorority.
    Led by Bambi Banks Coulee, Kenzie Coulee, Khloe Coulee, and Miss Toto the hotties strive to bring Black queers with strong voices to the forefront so they have the confidence to express themselves freely...

  • Short Films
    Movie + 10 extras

    Short Films

    Movie + 10 extras

    Many of the works on this platform are independently produced by grassroots filmmakers. Check out these conceptual short films from OTV's collection.

  • Molasses: The Drip

    Watch what happens when a group of Black trans and non-binary people get hooked on Molasses. Starring originally music by BoneReader, Zola Makeda, and Cae Monae along with vignettes of Molasses Chicago members at an impressive location.

  • Sur La Nuit

    A soliloquy to the night, reflecting on love, loss, and identity. presented thru the lens of otherness - queer identity, race, familial dynamics, gender, and access into classical art forms.

    //CAST & CREW//
    ALEXA GRÆ - Artist/Composer
    Jon Wes - Creator/Videographer/Editor
    Matthew Ozawa - Creat...

  • Serial Dreamer

    4 videos

  • Models

    Two (wannabe) models flecked with anxiety, reach their dreams, learn new lessons, and try to keep touch with reality. Join them on a surreal rollercoaster of neuroses and contained hikinks across the streets of Chicago.

  • FOBia

    An Indian immigrant woman adapts to life in America with her American roommate and Indian neighbor while dealing with cultural misunderstandings and general mayhem in FOBia.

    Written and created by Priya Mohanty.
    Directed by Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke.

  • Femme Queen Chronicles

    FEMME QUEEN CHRONICLES follows four black trans women as they navigate through love, life, shade, and trade in the city of Detroit.

  • Sweaty Scales

    Sweaty Scales created by Liang Luscombe

    In a world akin to the surreal vignettes of Peewee’s Playhouse, Sweaty Scales takes us through a series of portals to tell the story of a pair of lovers. Asian American advertising art director Lisa meets Oliver at his 30th birthday party in which he seduc...

  • Kings and Queens

    Drag performers and best friends Polly Glamory and Stevie Stars ditch their boring college graduation to compete in the last round of a drag competition. Their relationships with each other and everyone around them are tested as they try to become the best performers in the most competitive drag ...

  • Nupita Obama Creates Vogua

    1 season

    #OpenTVPresents: NUPITA OBAMA CREATES VOGUA, the first of a series of pilots about artists exploring alternative relationships.

  • PrEP4Love presents Lucy's Black Gay Gameshow (LIVE)

    Lucy Stoole’s Black Gay Gameshow is the first-ever gameshow featuring ultra black and ultra gay trivia. Intersectional contestants test their excellence for a chance to win cash prizes, surprise giveaways and more. Who will walk away as the legendary winner of the first-ever, Black Gay Gameshow?...

  • Triggers

    "Triggers" is a short film that centers Black women and girls’ trauma. A poetic journey through the weight of witness, the stories of Marissa Alexander and other instances of intimate partner violence that I witnessed as an adult and a child are central. I talk to my former little Black girl self...

  • Inertia

    Inertia is a visual musical experience by Brandon Markell Holmes. An exploration of black thought, existence & trauma ; through the lens of [MODERN Technological Narcissism]&[The Civil Rights Movement] - into the premature journey of Black JOY , acceptance, Existential tyranny , Religion , Binary...

  • ambivert, with audio description

    A meditation in manic visuals and ethereal sounds. Transmuting energy from chronic pain, anxiety, and lethargy into thrusting sexual freedom, joy, anger, empathy for self and communities of color.

    BY Ester Alegria

    Audio description directed by Kevin Gotkin, New York University.

  • Reality Is Not Good Enough

    An emerging filmmaker tries to make a film subverting racial and gender stereotypes about reality television using her family as a subject. Instead, she ends up questioning her relationships, the stability of her mother to withstand the project, and the challenges of independent filmmaking in gen...

  • Let Go and Let God

    This film is dedicated to people who are struggling with the grips of depression and wondering if there is a way out. In Let Go and Let God she finds her release through dance. The movement stirs her soul to the point where it brings her back to life and she makes a commitment to live again, to t...

  • Southern for Pussy

    Over a long weekend, a mother and daughter discuss thinning vaginal walls and humiliate a handsome stranger.

    // CAST //

    Moxi // Zackary Drucker
    Patti // Penny Sori
    Jack // Geoffery Milam

    // CREW //

    Starring & Written by Zackary Drucker and Penny Sori
    Director // Zackary Drucker
    Cinematograph...

  • Lipstick City by Shea Couleé

    In the world of Lipstick City Miss Couleé and Shea exact revenge on Miss Couleé's unfaithful husband.

    // CAST //

    Mrs. Couleé // Shea Couleé
    Shea // Shea Couleé
    Chic // Kim Chi
    Chic's Henchwoman // Lucy Stoole
    Seductress // Valentine Addams
    Mistress // Sara Andrews
    Chaffeur // Trannika Rex
    Musc...

  • Quare Life

    Four queer women of color negotiate professional and personal relationships on Chicago's south side.

    //CAST AND CREW//
    M Shelly Conner (Creator/Producer/Writer)
    Myra Boone (Pilot Producer/AD)
    Jessica King (Director)
    Christian Mejia (Cinematographer)
    Alistair Slaughter (Sound Engineer)
    Dru Monta...

  • Hair Story - Pilot Concept

    In Hair Story, a pilot for Serial Dreamer, residents of an artsy Black co-op tell their wild stories to an out-of-work drag queen as she styles their hair to pay her rent.

    // MUSIC VIDEO / DREAM SEQUENCE //

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