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
  • By a Thread

    Movie

    By A Thread is a film that chronicles our nonbinary hero’s frustrating journey through a new, bustling city. Characterized by short interactions with a variety of characters and a soaring moment of release, the piece juxtaposes the harsh reality of the world with the magical expanse of the main c...

  • Low Strung
    2 seasons

    Low Strung

    2 seasons

    Season 2 now streaming on OTV.

    Shervin and Victoria experience a number of mini-adventures smattered with elements of the surreal, often blurring the lines themselves using mind-altering drugs. This lends a fresh, satirical, and often perplexing way for the viewer to vicariously experience tind...

  • The Commons

    2 seasons

    "The Commons" is a feminist, public access-style, morning talk show crafted for witches, by witches.

  • HER: a micro-série

    1 season

    Dramedy series now streaming on OTV.

    HER: a micro-série is a Coming-of-Age Dramedy about a Black Bisexual Woman who struggles with high functioning depression as she navigates her late twenties. Imani finds escape through dance, dating apps, family, & friends.

  • Prodigal Sun

    Movie

    Soon after Evelyn realizes she is transgender, her parents sense she is simultaneously experiencing mental illness. As Evelyn struggles for independence, afraid of losing herself to her role in her nuclear family, her parents must fight to keep her safe. Prodigal Sun explores this conflict from b...

  • Roy Kinsey: 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

    2 seasons

    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 romantic dramedy reinvented. An anthology series; each episode focuses on a different couple in their slice of life.

  • 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