A lot of domestic TV is coming back, and it feels like we’re adding new queers every week (which is the best possible problem to have). But on beyond linear and well known streaming is Revry.
Who is Revry?
Revry (sometimes known as RevryTV) is a global streaming network launched in 2016 that focuses on queer content and creators. Unlike Tello Films (which is another great resource for queer TV), Revry is broader than sapphic stories and content, and covers the whole LGBTQ+ spectrum.
In their own words:
Watch Queer TV 24/7 with the first LGBTQ+ digital cable TV network. Revry offers free live TV channels and on-demand viewing of its global library featuring LGBTQ+ movies, shows, music, podcasts, news, and exclusive originals all in one place! Revry is currently available globally in over 280+ million households and devices and on seven OTT, mobile, and Desktop platforms. Revry can also be viewed on nine live and on-demand channels and Connected TVs including: The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox, Distro TV, Plex, Galaxy TV, Local Now, VIZIO, Zapping TV, STIRR, TiVo, and as the first LGBTQ+ virtual reality channel on RAD (available on PlayStation devices). The company–an inaugural member of the Goldman Sachs Black and LatinX Cohort–is headquartered in Los Angeles and led by a diverse founding team who bring decades of experience in the fields of tech, digital media, and LGBTQ+ advocacy. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @revrytv, Revry.tv
Basically it’s a wonderful future where we get to have multiple queer TV platforms.
What’s New in April?
There is a lot going on! I’m only listing the scripted episodic content with a WLW turn here, so just be aware there’s even more!
Thursday, April 1, 2021 (April Fool’s Day)
Chica Busca Chica (OML on Revry) – This hot and hilarious lesbian soap opera takes you on a wild ride through the mixed up love lives of a group of sexy Madrid lesbians including the unbelievably gorgeous Spanish TV star Celia Freijeiro. Think: The L Word meets Almodovar.
Haunters – Iggy is a jerk who takes pleasure in other people’s pain and embarrassment. But when Iggy suddenly dies and is sent to her version of purgatory – she gets a taste of her own medicine.
Sunday, April 4, 2021 (Easter)
Mercy’s Girl – Mercy lives a double life. In one she is dating a sexual and loving college student named Jesse. In the other she is living by her family’s religious standards. As her two world’s begin to collide she must find her identity in both.
Deviant – In the early sixties, a sexually conflicted teenager finds faith and acceptance after escaping the tortures of electrotherapeutic conversion therapy.
Monday, April 5, 2021 (American Music Awards)
Seeking Dolly Parton – When Charlie (Kacey Barnfield) and her partner Cerina (Anya Monzikova) decide to have a baby, they go to Cerina’s estranged ex-boyfriend Josh (Michael Worth) to help fill in the “blanks”. But when old feelings return to the surface, the new feelings are not coming in without a fight. This unique threesome must each confront their own “closeted” emotions before allowing a new light to shine into all their lives.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Twenty (OML on Revry) – Twenty follows the story of Maya, her girlfriend Catalina, and her group of eclectic friends as they navigate careers, love, and life in their early twenties.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (4/20)
Dope State – Dope State is a mocku-comedy that chronicles a modern day gold rush, a civil rights movement and, potentially, the end of a prohibition. From stoner celebrities to politicians and corrupt cops, a marijuana journalist documents the daily life of producers, distributors, and consumers in the California weed industry.. From the mind of comedic tour-de-force Gabriel Sunday (who stars as all of the lead characters), Dope State is a dreamy, absurd love letter to pot culture.
Monday April 26, 2021 (Lesbian Visibility Day)
I Lesb You – Alcohol, music, and one wild night take control of 4 parallel stories in a lesbian bar in Santiago de Chile.
The Night Is Ours – Tomboy Morgan is shattered by the sudden death of her best friend Olivia. But when Olivia mysteriously comes back to life, the two go on a final road trip that takes them beyond friendship into a special place that Morgan learns can’t go on forever.
Suicide Kale – While having lunch with another couple, new couple Jasmine and Penny stumble upon an anonymous suicide note and proceed to work to uncover the identity of the author.