Hulu Announces New Gay and Lesbian Genre CategoryBy: Mike Fossum - April 25, 2012
Streaming video platform Hulu has just announced the inclusion of 4 new shows to its lineup of original content, and now the company has unveiled its new Gay and Lesbian genre category.
Hulu presently offers GLAAD-recognized, award-winning titles like Paris is Burning and Frida, as well as documentary The Times of Harvey Milk and now-defunct Showtime drama Queer as Folk in its new category, which is comprised of roughly 100 titles. Other films on the list include Were The World Mine, A Marine Story, Judas Kiss, Latter Days, Adam & Steve and Another Gay Movie.
Hulu will host the Auraeus Solito’s critically acclaimed Boy in May, and Hulu cites that it looks forward to expanding upon its new LGBT community library.
As for the aforementioned, new original content, Hulu has added:
We Got Next (2012): Four unlikely friends butt heads on the pick-up basketball court and on the sidelines of everyday life. Starring: Kenya Barris (THE GAME, ARE WE THERE YET?, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL), Hale Rothstein (THE GAME, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS), Danny Leiner (THE OFFICE, MODERN FAMILY, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, FREAKS AND GEEKS, HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE, DUDE WHERE’S MY CAR?
The Awesomes (2013): An unassuming superhero and his cohorts battle diabolical villains, the ever-present paparazzi, and a less-than-ideal reputation as second-class crime fighters. Starring: Seth Meyers (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Michael Shoemaker (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON) and animation studio Bento Box (BOB’S BURGERS, ALLEN GREGORY).
Don’t Quit Your Daydream: A cast of famous musicians travel across America in search of could-have-been musical artists to collaborate on a new song giving them a second-chance at stardom. Based on an award-winning documentary by Adrian Grenier and John Loar. Starring: Adrian Grenier; Produced by Virgin
Flow: When Ed Dante, a hard-working kid from the wrong side of the tracks is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, he begins an epic quest to deliver true justice. To achieve his goal, he must discover the mysteries of an ancient art, uncover hidden worlds and become a hero to a generation. Starring: Michael “Dooma” Wendschuh (show creator, co-founder and president of sekretagent studios: ASSASSIN’S CREED II (2009), ARMY OF TWO (2008), ASSASSIN’S CREED (2007); David Belle (Founder of Parkour); Produced by Agility Studios (producers of The LXD) and the Shine Group (WHO KNEW? IT’S EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS, APPETITE FOR LIFE)
The new LGBT channel and original shows will join Battleground, an existing Hulu original series. Check out the trailer: