New Queer Webseries 'Skirtchasers' Will Be Your Next Binge Watch
There is plenty for lesbians in Tello's new web series.
Skirtchasers producers, directors, and stars with Lea DeLaria.
Don’t be fooled by the name, this is not a show about men chasing women.
Skirtchasers is a new lesbian web series that will definitely be your next binge watch.
Directed by Amanda Bearse and Stan Zimmerman, the five-part series tells the story of Robyn, a lesbian who recently got out of a relationship. It’s about her journey of exploring her actions, which lead back to how her father treated her as a child and his abandonment of her. This emotional intersection gives the show great balance between experiences that everyone can relate to, and also those specific to the Queer community.
Another awesome part of the show is the casting. Robyn is played by Elizabeth Keener, who you may recognise from The L Word and My Generation. Her father is played by Barry Bostwick, who has lent his talents to many roles, including Brad in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and most recently in Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse.
I was also really happy to see Valery M. Ortiz in a smaller role - she played a big part in the lesbian drama South of Nowhere. While she was not a lesbian in that show, it’s fun to see how she is now taking on that role. Plus, Lea DeLaria is on board to record the theme song.
What I have previewed of Skirtchasers made me laugh out loud, which is great because queer shows can sometimes be dramatic and on the serious side. I can also assure you that, so far, it offers an accurate and authentic portrayal of lesbian life and relationships, which is always important.
Tellofilms.com, which caters specifically to queer women, is streaming episodes to those who have a subscription. In my opinion, it’s worth the $4.99 to check it out. The cool thing about Tello Films is that all the proceeds go to the filmmakers, so more queer webisodes can be made!