For those of you who are still watching your Noah's Arc and The L Word DVD's allow me to introduce you to a new show that you'll probably want to add to your collection.
The Lovers and Friends Show is an online production described as an ethnic lesbian series. The show is the brainchild of writer, director, producer Charmain Johnson.
The six main characters are Tori, Kai, Lisa, Dre, Mercedes & Yasmin.
Nicole Piña becomes "Tori," whose affair with her married boss could destroy a family.
Kendal Starr is "Lisa," a newbie to the lesbian world who realizes that love hurts, no matter which team you're playing on.
Shakeila Tharpe is "Dre," a stud whose philandering earns her a public smackdown from a scorned lover.
After only three episodes, the show has fans from as far away as Australia and Mexico. Stateside, viewers hail from California, Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee, among several others.
The show's MySpace page has nearly 2,000 friends, and individual cast members have hundreds of fans on MySpace and Downelink, a social networking site for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Video clips get thousands of hits and dozens of rave reviews on YouTube. (SOURCE)
I had the pleasure of meeting the creator of the series along with the entire cast over the weekend during Atlanta Pride. I hadn't seen a single episode prior to our meeting but once I did I was hooked.
The show is still in it's early stages of development but it already shows so much promise. I was a little apprehensive about whether or not as a gay man a lesbian series would command my attention, but The Lovers and Friends Show did just that. This is a show that is created for us and by us. I highly recommend that you log onto their YouTube channel and/or purchase the DVD and check out the show for yourself. And by all means spread the word.
Check out the teaser below