OTV | Open Television is a non-profit platform for intersectional television. We incubate, distribute, and exhibit artists that commercial television networks and art institutions do not develop consistently: artists who identify with multiple identities marginalized by the market and society. OTV experiments with alternative ways to develop, produce, and exhibit art and television. Our programs center artistic expression, intersectionality, Chicago and digital networking.
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.
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.
An unfiltered look at the lives of 20-something "non-resident aliens” aka international post-grads Uduak and Rishita, and their failed attempts to culturally assimilate into everyday American life in Chicago, while they (legally) can.
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 ...
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...