Here is the
fourth and next to last episode of the LGBTQ animated webseries called
“McTucky Fried High” which has the goal of “using comedy to tackle
issues of gender identity, bullying, sexting and coming out of the closet”.
Created by Chicago-based
filmmaker/illustrator/activist Robert Carnilius, he says said that he felt that
using animation who the perfect format to approach the subject matter “because animated
characters who were non-human, they could be funny, yet inviting and make the
perfect platform in which to engage the audience with humor and quality
has a more serious goal and as he explained in an interview he did for the Huffington
Post last month (which you can read in its entirety HERE) it’s not just teens who he made the series for
“I think a series like this is important not only for visibility of LGBTQ
teens, but I also think it could be a fun, light-hearted way for parents and
teachers to see issues their teens and students may be facing in order to
better understand them, communicate with them and help them rather than forcing
them to conform to societal norms”.
And he adds
that he hopes that his webseries will be “another tool towards inclusivity and
healthy representation for the LGBTQ community. Along with the brand of humor,
animations, characters and stories, I hope viewers are encouraged to be who
they are and challenge the status quo. I also hope they are inspired to be
ever-active in the fight for equality and justice”.
Check out episode four below and go the series website HERE to see previous episodes