SXSW Interactive 2016
LGBTQ+ Media: Representation + "Couple-ish"
The session would feature a talk from Kaitlyn Alexander, one of the actors n the hit webseries "Carmilla", and a popular non-binary YouTuber. This would focus on getting behind LGBT webseries, specifically the webseries "Couple-ish". The series became a smash hit on Kickstarter, and was funded in less than 48 hours. Why? Because it provided an opportunity for LGBTQ+ representation in a way that wasn't a coming out story.
Online narratives are becoming increasingly more accessible and the bar continues to be raised, and LGBT youth are turning to online shows to see their stories.
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- Is the shift in demand for representation online causing a change in what we expect from all media, or creating an entirely different beast?
- How does the online community support and embrace change?
- With more publicly funded projects on the web, is the need for brand placement and sponsorship becoming obsolete?
- Kaitlyn Alexander, YouTuber/Actor, Realisticallysaying
Kaitlyn Alexander, YouTuber/Actor, Realisticallysaying