Dyke Central Debuts On Amazon Prime And Seed & Spark
Diverse LGBT series debuts on Amazon Prime network.
Series co-creator Florencia Manóvil produced and directed the LGBTQ series "Dyke Central," a dramedy about a group of queer friends living in Oakland, as a response to the lack of representation of queer women of color in the mainstream media. The show centers primarily on three queer women of color who live together in a house that they fondly call Dyke Central. The ten-episode series made its debut on the Amazon / Amazon Prime digital platform (US & UK) in February 2018, and can also be streamed worldwide on Seed & Spark, the platform that champions independent filmmakers. "Dyke Central" has received high praise from the queer community and was named as a top lesbian series to watch by many publications including Curve Magazine, Bitch Magazine, BuzzFeed, AfterEllen, and Fusion.
"Dyke Central" amassed an army of supporters through its film festival run and was placed on smaller niche networks like Revry and OutTV Canada, but this Amazon release is the first to bring the series to a widespread audience. One of the main reasons for its success is the inclusive, diverse representation of queer life, including plot lines that deal with mental health, substance abuse, consent and domestic violence.
The cast includes Rain Dove, the androgynous model famous for breaking down the gender binary (Cosmopolitan and Vogue), Giovannie Espiritu (ER, Bones, Gilmore Girls), Dalia Ali Rajah (Scandal, NCIS, How to Get Away with Murder), D’Lo, a Tamil comedian and trans-activist (Transparent, Mr. Robot, Sense 8), and Mahasin Munir (Sense 8).
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Florencia Manóvil, through her production company, Mynah Films, is dedicated to depicting diverse experiences from a feminist queer perspective, through conscientious films that aim to increase visibility of underrepresented identities and contribute to our collective evolution.