The Lesbian Bar Project Drops Trailer For Upcoming Docuseries

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“We’ve been telling you for the past two years now that there aren’t many lesbian bars left in the U.S.,” says lesbian comic and series producer Lea DeLaria in the opening moments of the trail. “But this isn’t a sob story.”

The Lesbian Bar Project has just dropped the trailer for its upcoming docuseries, debuting on the Roku Channel this October.

The docuseries will tell “the heartfelt and human stories behind” three of the country’s remaining lesbian bars says series co-creator and director Elina Street in a message posted on Instagram. The limited-run series will stream for three episodes, and will feature Henrietta Hudson in New York City, Pearl Bar in Houston, and Boycott Bar in Phoenix. 

The trailer features snippets from the upcoming series, including testimony from bar owners and their community members.

“We’ve been telling you for the past two years now that there aren’t many lesbian bars left in the U.S.,” says lesbian comic and series producer Lea DeLaria in the opening moments of the trail. “But this isn’t a sob story.”

 

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The series is an off-shoot of The Lesbian Bar Project, which was founded by Brooklyn filmmakers Street and Erica Rose during the pandemic as a way to raise funds and awareness for the country’s remaining bars. 

Following an initial public service announcement and fund-raising campaign, Rose and Street directed a short documentary film of the same name, which shared the stories of four lesbian/queer bars: Cubbyhole and Henrietta Hudson in New York City; Herz in Mobile, Ala.; and As You Are Bar in Washington, D.C.

The film was a finalist this year in the short film category at the Tribeca Festival. 

The series, which is directed by Rose and Street, and produced by DeLaria and the Katz Company (in collaboration with Jägermeister and Roku Brand Studio), is a follow-up to the short film. 

There are currently 24 known lesbian bars left in the country, three more than when the project debuted back in 2020. 

“The Lesbian Bar Project” will be available for streaming on the Roku Channel October 11.  


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