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The Emmy-nominated, Gotham & Peabody Award-winning web series, Her Story, is finally to be seen on the big screen. The series is written by Jen Richards and Laura Zak, who also play the main characters. The series is directed by Sydney Freeland (Drunk- town’s Finest, Oslo/Fusion 2015).
Allie (Laura Zak), who works as a journalist for Gay L.A, is writing a piece on the ”T” in LGBTQ. When meeting the waitress, Violet (Jen Richards) she is careful, but also right to the point in asking if Violet is trans and if she is willing to be interviewed. A hesitant Violet agrees, which marks the beginning of an unexpected relation- ship. Paige (Angelica Ross) is a tough lawyer working on a case allowing transwomen to be accepted at women crises centres, while struggling coming out as trans to her boyfriend.
It is easy to see that the series is written and realised by humans who identifies themselves as trans and queer. The story and dialogue is personal and authentic, completely devoid of Hollywood melodrama. This is new media on its best.