Premiering this Fall, new webseries “Her Story” promises to “look inside the dating lives of trans and queer women as they navigate the intersection of desire and identity.” From producer Katherine Fisher and director Sydney Freeland (“Drunktown’s Finest”), the series stars Jen Richards (who is featured on “I Am Cait”), trans entrepreneur and actor Angelica Ross and Laura Zak (star of the web series “#Hashtag”). Richards and Zak are also co-writers on the series, with playwright and activist Eve Ensler serving as Executive Producer.
The series centers around two trans women in Los Angeles who have given up on love, when suddenly chance encounters give them hope. Violet (Jen Richards) is drawn to Allie (Laura Zak), a reporter who approaches her for an interview, while career-driven Paige (Angelica Ross) meets James (Christian Ochoa), the first man she’s considered opening up to in years.
“Trans women in the media have long been punchlines, killers, indications of urban grit, pathetic tragedies, and dangerous sirens,” said Jen Richards. “Rarely have they been complex characters who laugh, struggle, and grow; who share strength in sisterhood; who seek and find love.”
“Trans women have a tendency to be sexualized and fetishized, and what attracted me to Her Story was that it was essentially the opposite of that,” added Sydney Freeland. “At its heart, it was about two people getting to know each other. I really love that about the story.”
Principal photography concluded in May and the project is currently in post-production. Speed of Joy Productions launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo on August 2nd to help fund post-production and marketing. More information on the cast and crew can be found at herstoryshow.com, but you can watch the brand new trailer here now: