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Lesbian Webseries ‘Kiss Her I’m Famous’ by Rolla Selbak Out for All to Watch

Award-winning out Filmmaker Rolla Selbak is releasing the complete web series ‘Kiss Her I’m Famous’ (KHIF) for free viewing.

As of October 10, 2014, fans will be able to enjoy a binge-watching marathon of “KHIF”, indulging in two full season all at once on www.kissherimfamous.com.

Created and directed by the award-winning filmmaker, the show is based on two hilarious and clueless characters played by The Real L-Word’s Tracy Ryerson and Ilea Matthews, who aim to create a celebrity sex tape to launch them into fame.  The show satirizes the booming business of the sex tape madness, and how celebrity wannabes utilizes their home movies as a ticket to greater stardom and a major payday.

The first season of the show premiered to great success, with the trailer alone reaching 1 MILLION+ combined views on YouTube in less than a week!

In the meantime her new online interview web series – ‘Grrl’s Guide To Filmmaking’, in which she shares her personal Hollywood vlogs as she visits some of the freshest female filmmakers making it happen today, continues to stream new episodes on tellofilms.com.

Grrl’s Guide To Filmmaking offers an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes, showing the magic, behind the magic. Selbak’s first Episode featuring Faith Soloway of the buzz-heavy show ‘Transparent’ has already been receiving a lot of attention. In the epsiode,  Soloway invitesSelbak onto the Paramount lot where she walks us through the genius behind the writing, and sneaks us into a writer’s meeting. Also she breaks out into song. For real!

Not one to rest on her laurels, Selbak is currently independently writing a TV Series entitled ‘Black Perls’, following the lives of a group of female hackers in the 90s, at the dawn of the Internet.

For more information go to:  http://www.rollaselbak.com/

‘Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives’ – the Award-winning Canadian Documentary is Re-released

‘Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives’ is an award-winning Canadian documentary, which explores the lives of lesbian in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

First released 20 years ago, the documentary is now celebrating its 20th Anniversary re-release and has been lovingly remastered in HD by the National Film Board of Canada.

Written and directed by Lynne Fernie and Aerlyn Weissman, the film is illustrated using of archival footage and interviews with 10 fascinating women.

Each woman discuss her experience of being attracted to other women, and how they pursued relationships in the repressive society. Their decision to be either butch or femme; the secretive and usually dingy bar scene and the women who frequented them. The women also described the relationships they had, how they began relationships with ex-girlfriends of ex-girlfriends, who in turn lived with each other. The trials of being in an abusive relationship.

These are both candid and riveting stories bring to life what it was like coming out (or being closeted) and finding community amid the homophobic backdrop of the era. Each woman talks about her life with frankness and humor, which is interwoven with this real-life history and dramatised romantic, pulp-novel-inspired tale of star-crossed lovers Beth and Laura.

“Whether they look like truckers or cowboys or sweet-faced grannies, the women seen in Forbidden Love have a shared sense of humor.”

The New York Times