BROTHERS Screened at NewFest in NYC

The Two Gay Geeks received a press release form our friends at Shark Party Media.
BROTHERS is billed as: A critically acclaimed narrative short-form web series that follows a group of transgender male friends,
exploring what it means to go up against traditional societal gender roles.
We at TG Squared Studios feel it is important to give access to all forms of expression and recognize that we are all human.

 



About the Screening at NewFest

BROTHERS, the critically acclaimed web series will be screening at NewFest, showing the latest installment in the series. BROTHERS is a narrative short-form digital series that follows a group of transgender male friends, exploring what it means to go up against traditional societal gender roles. In the latest installment of BROTHERS, we see just another day in the life of a transman. Trevor and Len are getting into their groove, but with Trevor on hormones for egg harvesting, things are not as easy as they seem. A visit to the gynecologist makes Trevor question what he wants and who he wants it with. Jack is “going through some shit,” while trying to figure out his own sexuality. Max tries to make amends with Elsa.

BROTHERS was a pioneer effort: the first narrative series about a group of trans male friends to not only feature the stories of transgender men, but also to cast trans actors in the main roles. With a predominantly queer, POC and trans cast & crew, we’re expanding the boundaries of traditional media and what stories are reflected on screen.

The show touches on a few of the many issues that face transgender individuals – healthcare, dating, dysphoria, homophobia, identity and more.

In Season 1, (currently on Amazon Prime, Vimeo On Demand and Revry TV), the series’ main character Jack recently started sleeping with a cisgender man after exclusively dating women. His friend Davyn proposed to his long time girlfriend, Amy, with disastrous results. Aiden, the youngest of the group, pre-testosterone and pre-surgery, tried to raise money for his upcoming top surgery, but was thwarted at the last minute. And Max, the eldest, has been on hormones the longest, but hasn’t had the financial resources to obtain his top surgery.
 

About the Creatives behind BROTHERS

Emmett Jack Lundberg (Creator)

Emmett Jack Lundberg was recently honored on OUT Magazine’s OUT100. He was the recipient of last year’s “Triple Threat Auteur” Award from the Toronto Webfest. His series BROTHERS was one of Indiewire’s 10 Best Indie TV Series and has screened at the New Orleans Film Festival, Austin Film Festival and LA Film Festival, among others. He lives in Brooklyn with his creative partner.

Sheyam Ghieth (Director & Producer)

Sheyam Ghieth is a queer Middle Eastern-American filmmaker. Born in Egypt, she has lived in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Germany, Italy and Louisiana. Sheyam has worked on feature films including Still Alice, The Bourne Legacy, Sex and the City 2, and Side Effects, as well as television shows such as Gossip Girl, Orange Is The New Black, The Americans, The Path and Netflix’s GYPSY.
 

Statement by the Creators of BROTHERS

“It is critical that stories like this be seen by both the people represented and by those who are not in touch with these experiences as it helps to “normalize” what being transgender means. It turns an “other” experience into something relatable.” – Creators Emmett Lundberg and Sheyam Ghieth
 

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Praise for BROTHERS

“A crop of emerging creative minds are changing the way we look at LGBTQ life by offering alternative narratives in scripted series.” – Huffington Post

“It’s not often that you see authentic portrayals of the diverse experiences of trans masculine men.” – Huffington Post

“BROTHERS shows the delight and difficulty of dating while trans.” – The Advocate

“Watching this show will teach you so much about not just being a trans man, but about being any kind of human coping with your particular existence.” – Video Ink’s 10 BEST DIGITAL SERIES OF 2014
 

About Shark Party Media
Shark Party Media is a Brooklyn-based PR firm that specializes in comedy and music. We amplify your message, your brand and your attitudes into the media. We’re especially interested in broadcasting and supporting the new narratives, current with the changing tides of the entertainment industry.

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