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Here’s why gaySVTVworld could be Vine’s most ambitious project yet.
02/04/2016 10:40 am ET
Curtis M. Wong
Queer Voices Senior Editor, The Huffington Post
Sherry Vine is back in a very, very big way — and just in time for Valentine’s Day. On Feb. 14, the drag legend will launch gaySVTVworld, a brand new, online television network dedicated to original programming from “top queer talent.”
The network, which is being produced in collaboration with former Here-TV executive Josh Rosenzweig, will kick off with a slate of eight programs, as well as music videos and short films, available for free on Vine’s official YouTube page. Among them will be “Sherry and the Greek,” an original talk series starring Vine and YouTube personality Chris Semers, as well as the pop culture-centric “EduGAYtion” and “Fashion Puhleez,” which being billed as “The Rachel Zoe Show-meets-Project Runway” in press materials.
While Rosenzweig acknowledged that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lives have been increasingly portrayed on mainstream television, he would like gaySVTVworld to be “a destination where we can go to find like-minded artists and feel the power of the collective.”
“Nobody is going to tell our stories like we will,” he said in a press release. “It is essential that the community have an online space to call our own.”
In the interest of keeping all programming in an easily sharable and digestible format, all gaySVTVworld shows will be under seven minutes in length.
“We’re offering short content so people can view several episodes in the same amount of time as one traditional TV show,” explains Vine. “Maybe you only have five free minutes on your way to work or during a lunch break. That’s enough time to catch a hilarious episode of ‘Fashion Puhleez’ on your smart phone.”
We can’t wait to see what Sherry’s got up her sleeve!