LGBT documentary series ‘It Got Better’ gets 3rd season
Though the Internet can be a source of online harassment for the LGBT community, it can also be a great source of support. A good example is the online LGBT documentary It Got Better, which not only has a third season out but all six episodes have been released at the same time.
The documentary series, which is overseen by L/Studio and supported by automaker Lexus, is a collaboration between the creative team of actors/producers Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky’s Is Or Isn’t Entertainment, Dan Savage, and the It Gets Better Project.
The third season came out online last Tuesday.
Watching an LGBT documentary series in one go
Given how Netflix has changed the viewing habits of people today– binge-watching, anyone? Netflix and chill?— L/Studio favored releaseing the episodes of their third season all at once.
“Knowing how consumers engage with content, we wanted to give them the option to choose the episode and the celebrity story themselves,” said Andrea Lim, Lexus digital communications manager for L/Studio.
Aside from being available on their website at LStudio.com, the series can also viewed on YouTube.
“L/Studio is designed to appeal to a discerning and inquisitive audience that is interested in exploring a variety of storytelling forms and subjects,” Lim said.
“Our goal with this series in particular is to inspire people and is meant to be relatable to anyone overcoming adversity in their life and send a message of hope beyond the LGBT community,” she added.
How an LGBT documentary series helps
The It Got Better series chronicles the personal stories of LGBT celebrities of overcoming obstacles even as it shows their struggles in a personal historical context.
For this season, they have actor Sir Ian McKellen, singer/songwriter Adam Lambert, actress and talk show host Raven-Symoné, comedian Wanda Sykes, actress Candis Cayne, and reality TV star EJ Johnson.
The six episodes takes up the life of each celebrity on how and when “it got better” for them. This online series was inspired by the Emmy Award-winning It Gets Better Project and the Emmy-nominated “Who do you think you are.”
“‘It Got Better’ grew out of our desire to create an original series with personal and inspirational messages by a diverse range of successful LGBT celebrities sharing their emotional experiences of overcoming obstacles,” said Bucatinsky.
“This season more than any other includes such a wide range of stories from racially diverse women and men, aged 20s to 70s, trans and gay. We’re grateful to L/Studio, a platform that encourages that kind of diversity of storytelling,” he added.
You can check out videos online. But if you want to see what this LGBT documentary is all about, why not check out this episode of our favorite comedian, Wanda Sykes?