Take me to the Queers: LGBTQ+ Narratives

Take me to the Queers: LGBTQ+ Narratives

Explore OTV's rich, intersectional content through these programs that center LGBTQ+ experiences.

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Take me to the Queers: LGBTQ+ Narratives
  • Mama Said

    Official Video for Roy Kinsey's Juke Skywalker Vol. 1 - Mama Said directed by Connor Weitz.

  • Andrew In Anotherland

    Movie

    A voice bigger than the stage, Andrew Sa has been surprising audiences in small clubs for years but what he has planned for a Millennium Park debut is even larger. As part of the city’s Year of Chicago Music, and the Millennium Park Music Series, CIVL (Chicago Independent Venue League) has invite...

  • Two Queens In a Kitchen

    3 seasons

    Two Queens In a Kitchen is a turn-to-relevance cooking series that features a rotating cast of guest-hosts from the #OTVcommunity.

  • In Real Life

    1 season

    Four millennial best friends stumble their way into adulthood amidst shifting identities, relationships, and questions of what it means to be there for your friends and community.

  • Been T/Here

    1 season

    How do trans* people of color thrive? Join Chicagoans on their journey to find love, creativity, and healing in BeenT/Here. America may be discovering trans* people, but they've been here all along. Peel back the hype to share genuine moments with a nerdy immigrant, a kinky organizer, a catholic ...

  • Craft Service

    1 season

    Welcome to Craft Service.

    A talk show experience that shares recipes for nourishment, recipes for success, spells, and stories

    I believe that with imagination, play, and application, we can create the world that we want to see.

    If you believe this too this is the show for you!

    If you don't b...

  • 35
    Movie + 1 extra

    35

    Movie + 1 extra

    In this social thriller, Tonia Stanwell finds herself on a nightmarish quest through a mysterious government agency to get to her 36th birthday. As our protagonist navigates this surreal and absurd world hellbent on preventing her from getting to 36, we examine the social issues and portray the v...

  • FORCE! Presents Cadenza Screening with Open Panel Discussion

    Movie

    Recording of the livestream is available on-demand until 3/16/22.

    Cadenza is a musical film about Black women and femmes in the visitors' waiting rooms of a prison. Directed by Anna Martine Whitehead and Wills Glasspiegel, the film extends and documents FORCE!, an opera-in-progress by Whitehead,...

  • Visibility Sucks!

    Movie

    Visibility Sucks is a 24-hour glimpse into the life of an artist suffering from a major identity crisis after a global pandemic sends him plummeting from the limelight to working in a grocery store. Shard, the protagonist, takes the viewer on a surreal journey as he tries his best to regain a sen...

  • Dont @ Me (Please)

    Movie

    don’t @ me (please) is a SlamFam Ensemble digital show that explores the “unprecedented times” we have been living in by blending poetry and film. Together, our ensemble of poets will ask all the burning questions that we need the answers to right now: how do you measure growth and progress when ...

  • Flock

    Movie

    Flock is a trans-created dramatic thriller about a man traveling to Maine to rescue his lover from a lethal cult.

  • These Thems

    1 season

    "These Thems" is an award-winning comedy series following the lives of four friends as they navigate gender, sexuality, and the delightful messiness of New York City's queer community.

  • Black Pill
    Movie + 1 extra

    Black Pill

    Movie + 1 extra

    In a near-future techno-dystopia, a trans shut-in named Ven orders a box of pills off a shady website that promises to make their aberrant and strange fantasies a reality.

  • BRUJOS
    2 seasons

    BRUJOS

    2 seasons

    BRUJOS is a supernatural series about gay, Latino doctoral students who are also witches trying to survive the semester and a witch hunt led by a secret society of the straight, wealthy, white male descendants of the first New World colonizers.

  • 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.

  • Lipstick City

    Movie

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

  • For Better

    1 season

    For Better is the romcom/romantic dramedy reinvented. An anthology series; each episode focuses on a different couple in their slice of life. The goal is to be inclusive and show true to life moments that resonate with people who have shared their lives with someone else and are more honest and r...

  • Blaq In Bed

    2 seasons

    Come with questions and leave with answers. Blaq In Bed has been intentionally designed to provide folks with tips, resources and bravery needed to navigate complex spaces and discussions around intimacy, sex, disclosure and the fantasy.

  • Alexa Grae

    2 items

  • Darling Shear

    1 season

    Darling Shear, is a 14 episode docu series by Diana Quiñones Rivera, that follows Darling Shear as she choreographs a piece for 6 dancers rooted in the tradition of Hollywood musicals. Through rehearsals, everyday life, and performances, Darling Shear presents a hilarious perspective to the world...

  • Hook Ups
    1 season

    Hook Ups

    1 season

    Black queers date and fall in lust.

  • Easy Abby
    2 seasons

    Easy Abby

    2 seasons

    Abby likes women. And sex. A lot. Abby can tune into the needs of her many lovers, but she’s full of anxiety otherwise. So she stays busy juggling affairs, friends, and her bipolar Mother. She dreams of
    living in Costa Rica and studying coral reefs, but Abby has yet to leave the Midwest.

  • Nupita Obama Creates Vogua

    1 season

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

  • Just Call Me Ripley

    1 season

    Just Call Me Ripley is a coming out story where nobody cries! This comedic web series centers on ripley who’s group of diverse, queer, wacky friends will support her no matter what she decides about her sexuality - but that doesn’t always make things easier... (Ok maybe there’s a little crying).