Still from 'Tales of the City'
Still from ‘Tales of the City’

Tales of the City, the series about finding a 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 forefront 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.

get it on itunes store