here! Networks Brings Back "Lesbian Sex & Sexuality" for a Second Season
Groundbreaking documentary series returns for another provocative season
LOS ANGELES – January 8, 2008 – here!, America's premium gay television network has given the green light for the second season of the acclaimed groundbreaking series "Lesbian Sex & Sexuality." Production for the series' second season, which consists of five episodes, is already underway in New York City and San Francisco, with an anticipated air date of Summer, 2008.
The second season of this here! original series will continue the fascinating exploration of lesbian sexuality and desire. Once a subject virtually invisible, lesbian sexuality is no longer relegated to the margins. "The L Word" and other phenomena have opened doors to frank discussion about, and piqued interest in, lesbian sexual culture. Now there is a booming industry with workshops, dating sites, toys, stores, books and beyond— all specifically designed to cater to lesbian relationships and lesbian sex.
The five episodes of the second season will include a wide range of fun, exciting, informative and titillating subjects, from highlighting ‘sexperts' who divulge tips on keeping relationships hot to going behind the scenes at "The Dinah" to see what makes this event the single most successful lesbian gathering on the planet. The series will also look at lesbian sex workers, the evolution of lesbian fashion, as well as the phenomenon of extreme lesbian camp.
"We could not be more pleased by our audience's overwhelmingly enthusiastic reaction to this series. Producer Katherine Linton has a deep commitment to telling authentic, entertaining stories of the community, and we are proud to support her work by ordering another season," says Meredith Kadlec, Sr Vice President of Original Production for here! Networks.
Katherine Linton is an award-winning producer whose documentaries have aired on PBS, A&E, Logo, VH1, Bravo, TLC and Discovery Health. She has been producing socially relevant media for over ten years. As senior producer and host of the series "In the Life" she brought gay and lesbian issues to a national public television audience as early as 1993. In her subsequent works she has continued to focus on the stories of the marginalized in society and their struggle to maintain dignity in a mostly hostile landscape.
She wrote and produced "AIDS: A Pop Culture History" for VH1, which won a Cable Poz Award for Best History Documentary and was nominated for the 2005 GLAAD Award for Outstanding TV Journalism. She also wrote and produced "Black Las Vegas: In Through the Backdoor" for The Learning Channel, which was awarded a Bronze Telly in 2004; as well as "The Junkie Next Door: Women and Heroin" for A&E: Investigative Reports, winner of a 2000 Silver Telly Award.
Recent and upcoming here! original films, series and specials include: "The DL Chronicles," an award-winning series focusing on the diverse stories of men of color who by consequence and by choice, live sexually duplicitous and secret lifestyles; "The Lair," a provocative and sexy vampire horror series; the critically acclaimed "Shock To The System: A Donald Strachey Mystery," the second installment in the series of original films starring Chad Allen as a gay private investigator; and the original film "Shelter," an indie romantic drama about love, family and trying to stay true to yourself.
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