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BROTHERS: Web Series about Transgender Male Friends

“It is critical that stories like this be seen by both the people represented and by those who are not in touch with these experiences as it helps to “normalize” what being transgender means.  It turns an “other” experience into something relatable.” – Creators Emmett Lundberg and Sheyam Ghieth
BROTHERS, the critically acclaimed web series has just announced that Season 2, Episode 2 will be available on March 1, 2018 at brothersseries.com and on Vimeo on Demand. BROTHERS is a narrative short-form digital series that follows a group of transgender male friends, exploring what it means to go up against traditional societal gender roles. In Season 2 Episode 2, it’s just another day in the life of a transman. Trevor and Len are getting into their groove, but with Trevor on hormones for egg harvesting, things are not as easy as they seem. A visit to the gynecologist makes Trevor question what he wants and who he wants it with. Jack is “going through some shit,” while trying to figure out his own sexuality. Max tries to make amends with Elsa.
BROTHERS was a pioneer effort: the first narrative series about a group of trans male friends to not only feature the stories of transgender men, but also to cast trans actors in the main roles. With a predominantly queer, POC and trans cast & crew, we’re expanding the boundaries of traditional media and what stories are reflected on screen.
The show touches on a few of the many issues that face transgender individuals – healthcare, dating, dysphoria, homophobia, identity and more.
In Season 1, (currently on Amazon Prime, Vimeo On Demand and Revry TV), the series’ main character Jack recently started sleeping with a cisgender man after exclusively dating women. His friend Davyn proposed to his long time girlfriend, Amy, with disastrous results. Aiden, the youngest of the group, pre-testosterone and pre-surgery, tried to raise money for his upcoming top surgery, but was thwarted at the last minute. And Max, the eldest, has been on hormones the longest, but hasn’t had the financial resources to obtain his top surgery.
About Emmett Jack Lundberg (Creator)
Emmett Jack Lundberg was recently honored on OUT Magazine’s OUT100. He was the recipient of last year’s “Triple Threat Auteur” Award from the Toronto Webfest. His series BROTHERS was one of Indiewire’s 10 Best Indie TV Series and has screened at the New Orleans Film Festival, Austin Film Festival and LA Film Festival, among others. He lives in Brooklyn with his creative partner.
About Sheyam Ghieth (Director & Producer)
Sheyam Ghieth is a queer Middle Eastern-American filmmaker. Born in Egypt, she has lived in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Germany, Italy and Louisiana. Sheyam has worked on feature films including Still Alice, The Bourne Legacy, Sex and the City 2, and Side Effects, as well as television shows such as Gossip Girl, Orange Is The New Black, The Americans, The Path and Netflix’s GYPSY.