“New Deep South” is a real look at queer life in rural America

The Front is a new site for, by and about women (#womentothefront!) launching in October, and if their first video series is any indication of how bad ass it’s going to be, we couldn’t be more thrilled. The trailer for that series, New Deep South, tackles what life is really like for LGBT people who live below the Mason-Dixon line. It’s about the people of color, the interracial relationships, the houses and families, the struggles and the good times.

While we’ve gotten brief peeks into this kind of stuff in documentaries like The L Word: Mississippi and Small Town Gay Bar, New Deep South looks to be a no-holds-barred entry point into the kind of queer lives we rarely get to see on television, and from queer women filmmaker Rosie Haber, cinematographer Lauren Cioffi to boot! The Front describes this project as such:

“Playing against old stereotypes of Mississippi as a state of social conservatism and stagnation, we follow the lives of queer youth to explore the tangled and complex nature of sexual identity in the New Deep South.”

The first episode of New Deep South takes place in Jackson, Mississippi and the Delta area and premieres on The Front on October 5. Follow The Front on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.