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YouTube channel We Are Pride to premiere five lesbian films and digital series

Love Me Lex is a lesbian web series from Australian writer and director Sanja Katich

YouTube channel We Are Pride has bolstered its partnership with streamer Lesflicks and will premiere five lesbian films and digital series from this month to mark 2024 LGBTQIA+ Pride Month.

Operated by Australian entertainment company VA Media, the We Are Pride channel has more than 500,000 subscribers and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community with a diverse slate of film and television content from around the world that’s free to watch on YouTube.

The upcoming slate of lesbian content arriving throughout June for Pride Month features a mix of dramas, documentaries, comedies, movies and short films.

This includes Love Me Lex, the seven-episode lesbian web series from Australian writer and director Sanja Katich produced by Stephanie Davis and Somedae Pictures about a 40-something woman looking for love.

Metro Sexual, meanwhile, is an Australian comedy series starring comedian Geraldine Hickey and Riley Nottingham. Shot in a mockumentary style, the series follows two doctors who work at Metropolitan Sexual Health, while also juggling friendships, relationships with colleagues and their love lives.

The other titles set to launch are feature documentary The Whistle, from director StormMiguel Florez; short film When Abbie Met Emmy, from director Kevin Walls; and The Visit, a short film from writer-director Shannan Leigh Reeve.

Offering up to 300 titles per year, We Are Pride has reached more than 45 million views across its YouTube catalogue.

Among the most watched lesbian films and series on the platform are More Beautiful for Having Been Broken (8.9 million views), Camp Belvidere (7.2 million), Tell Me I Love You (6.3 million), AESOP (4.2 million) and Looking For Her (3.3 million).

Most recently, We Are Pride premiered the lesbian series Rumors on YouTube, which after a month has garnered over one million views.

UK-based Lesflicks launched in 2020 and operates an independent subscription streaming platform and puts on in-person screening events. It claims to feature the largest collection of authentic lesbian and bisexual stories of any streaming service in the world.

Hannah Barnes, the former Foxtel, Channel 5 and Flextech executive who is now director of unscripted and original production at VA Media, said: “Lesflicks is at the forefront of lesbian storytelling, bringing honest and absorbing stories of sapphic love to the screen.”

“Lesbian content is our most popular content on We Are Pride. Audiences are craving authenticity and representation in the content they watch and we anticipate our partnership with Lesflicks will only continue to grow with the demand for these films and series.”

Naomi Bennett, Lesflicks founder and CEO, added: “Everyone deserves to see themselves on screen and authentic lesbian and bisexual stories offer hope to those discovering their true selves as part of their coming out.

“Lesflicks proudly champions under-represented voices and showcases authentic sapphic stories otherwise overlooked by mainstream distributors. We work with independent filmmakers and share their stories because they matter, and not just in Pride Month, because as a lesbian-owned business we know that our audiences are queer all year, not just in June.

“A minimum of 11 million women worldwide don’t identify as heterosexual, and that number only grows year on year. Together with the We Are Pride YouTube channel, we’re going to celebrate those women and their stories this Pride Month and beyond.”

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