Gay friends on television don’t get to dance in a fountain to a jaunty theme song; they leave that kind of tomfoolery to Jennifer Aniston. Queer characters on TV don’t even live through their twenties. They just brood in the closet as an Angsty Teen until they emerge as a fully formed Sassy Thirtysomething.
But what about the evolution in between? What about the minefield of one’s twenties?
Sensing this void, I created Queen’s English, a gay web series about some messy queens just trying to make it to adulthood in one piece—with some money left over for Sunday mimosas. Queen’s English follows Gabe, a wayward twink whose Catholic boyfriend just dumped him for Jesus; Tucker, who definitely just locked himself out of the apartment—in full drag; and Olivia, an actress who will probably become a star just after she cleans the ketchup off her shoes. Think Girls or Insecure got thrown in a blender with a splash of Fireball whiskey and a handful of glitter.
With Queen’s English, I wanted to create something that was an expression of joy and community. This show is about LGBTQ people, but it’s not exclusively for LGBTQ people. Whether you’re straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or any other shade in our dazzling rainbow, there is more that connects us than separates us.
My team and I produced the first episode of Queen’s English on a shoestring budget, and we are now crowdfunding to create additional episodes. We’re so excited to continue telling this story, but we need help to build our queendom. A donation to Queen’s English allows us to create more episodes. If you like what you see, please contribute to our Indiegogo campaign.
No matter how you identify yourself, I hope you feel like you are part of the family when you watch Queen’s English. Join the queendom!
If you want to see more of these characters, please donate to our crowdfunding page and spread the word by sharing on social media. We quite literally cannot tell this story without your help.