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Apple TV+ to investigate importance of LGBTQ+ movement in five-part docuseries

Global tech and media giant Apple has given the greenlight to a multi-part premium original docuseries from Emmy-nominated filmmaker Ryan White and executive producer Wanda Sykes. The five-part television event series, titled ...
December 17, 2019

Global tech and media giant Apple has given the greenlight to a multi-part premium original docuseries from Emmy-nominated filmmaker Ryan White and executive producer Wanda Sykes.

The five-part television event series, titled Visible: Out on Television, will pull the curtain back to investigate how the LGBTQ+ movement has shaped the television landscape over the decades.

Each hour-long episode of the series will meld together archival footage and intimate interviews with crucial players from the movement and the screen to explore critical themes including invisibility, homophobia, the evolution of the LGBTQ character, and coming out in the television industry.

Visible: Out on Television is narrated by Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Waithe. Featured interviews include Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Billy Porter, Rachel Maddow, Don Lemon, Sara Ramirez and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, among others.

The docuseries is directed and executive produced by Ryan White. Jessica Hargrave, Wilson Cruz and Wanda Sykes serve as executive producers.

Visible: Out on Television is slated to premiere on Feb. 14 on subscription streaming service, Apple TV+.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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