Tales of the City
Tales of the City

Tales of the City, the series about finding queer community in San Francisco, is back and updated for the post-gender, social media era.

Twenty-five years ago, when the original Tales of the City was in the works, Lauren Morelli was just 11 years old.

She had no way of knowing that she’d end up coming out as a lesbian, getting married to Samira Wiley, launching her writing career on Orange Is the New Black, and helming the 2019 revival of the iconic LGBT serial Tales of the City, which will air on Netflix right in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion.

Stonewall put gay rights at the fore-front of the modern civil rights movement, and Armistead Maupin’s beloved books captured what it meant to be part of a gay community.

Morelli was in New York recently, where she saw the New York Public Library’s Stonewall 50 exhibit and the full impact of the relevance of the new Tales hit home.

“It was really profound to look at all of those images and think about all of the people who came before me. I really appreciate what a privilege it is to get to be here and talk to you and have this show be released,” she says.

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