Her Story: Season One

DIRECTOR: Sydney Freeland

Expected to attend: Producer Katherine Fisher, Producer/Writer Laura Zak, Writer/Actor Jen Richards, Actor Angelica Ross, Editor Bryan Darling

The much anticipated sexy new-media series Her Story grapples forthrightly with the frictions and fissures of desire between trans and queer women, as they navigate sometimes paradoxical identities in Los Angeles. Showrunners Laura Zak (a mentee of Jill Soloway) and Jen Richards (as seen on E!’s I Am Cait) combine their creative forces with director Sydney Freeland’s (Drunktown’s Finest, Frameline38) to center the frame on the lives and loves of women of trans experience. Allie (Laura Zak), a budding journalist for Gay L.A., notices Violet (Jen Richards), a super-cute server, while out with her old-school lesbian posse (including Fawzia Mirza, The Queen of My Dreams, Frameline36) and finds her curiosity piqued. Stepping outside her sheltered bubble, Allie makes a bold inquiry, asking Violet if she is trans and if she can interview her for a story. Although initially hesitant, Violet accepts, sparking an excitingly unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Paige (Angelica Ross), a fierce LAMBDA Legal attorney and Violet’s best friend, helms a challenging case against a transphobic women’s shelter, while treading the vulnerable waters of coming out as trans to her gorgeous, grounded new boyfriend. Before long these women’s stories and communities intersect with consequences that force everyone to question preconceived, normative notions of who they are allowed to be and be with. With refreshing writing, frank #realtalk realness, and beautiful cinematography, Her Story exemplifies the storytelling power of new media when it is made by and for trans and queer women.

— Hannah Rubin

Her Story: Season One is a Frameline Completion Fund recipient.

AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: F115

Co-presented by:
The Perfect Sidekick Queer Gym
Project AFFIRM

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