THESE THEMS is a seven episode (8-10 minutes each), fully narrative digital series following the lives of four queer friends in NYC. The show was filmed in Manhattan and Brooklyn in December 2018 and is currently in post-production.
After realizing she may be a lesbian, GRETCHEN quickly befriends non binary dog walker VERO, who decides to stop training dogs and start training the straights. Vero takes Gretchen under their wing and introduces Gretchen to the queer world as she navigates what it’s like to be newly out at the age of 30. Vero’s childhood friend, ASHER, isn’t out as trans at work and is faced with the decision to out himself when an opportunity for a LGBTQ account pops up. Gretchen’s gay best friend and roommate, KEVIN, is looking for love and may have found it in Asher. We follow our four main characters through their lives in New York City as they navigate their world with an intersectional cast of queer and straight characters.
The series explores themes of queerness, gender identity, coming out, sexual empowerment, acceptance, and self expression. The audience will explore New York’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community through Gretchen’s eyes in a safe and joyful environment. The story is told through a comedic lens, with accurate representation: All queer characters are played by LGBTQ+ actors. Behind the camera, our entire filmmaking team was queer-identified, womxn, and/or POC.