50 Faggots is a groundbreaking, new, online documentary series educating, exploring and celebrating how individual effeminate gay men survive and thrive in today's American queer communities!
50 Faggots educates audiences with the unprecedented access to the lives and experiences of effeminate male activists, artists, professionals and educators - perspectives rarely discussed within most cultures. The series addresses the dearth of self-acceptance among effeminate men, young and old, with humorous anecdotes, important wisdom, and inspiring models of resilience. By offering individual alternatives to dominant constructions of American masculinity and heteronormative gay lifestyles, this film illuminates the on-going issues relevant to queer communities.
The first season, located in the urban neighborhoods of Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York City, dedicates two years to documenting the stories of ten effeminate gay men. These men discuss their professional and personal lives, often in contradiction to communities that demand a rigid and binary definition of gender, particularly valuing patriarchy and an "appropriate" presentation of "straight-acting" masculinity.
You may recognize several familiar faces in the series including David Sotomayor, better known as Jade from Ru Paul's Drag Race. Robert Mitchell, better known as the over the top Cyon Flare who is a weekend host at Hydrate, and our very own Fausto Fernos and Marc Felion, hosts of the uber-popular LGBT podcast - Feast of Fun.
Stop by Hydrate on Thursday night for the offical launch party hosted by Cyon Flare with special guest Acid Betty. There will also be headlining performances by cast members, drink specials and all sorts of surprises. Tix are $7 in advance, $10 at the door!