Remember The Real L Word?
In 2010, Showtime premiered a new reality TV series called “The Real L Word”. The show was about following the lives of lesbians in Los Angeles. In its third season, The Real L Word also follows a group of lesbians in Brooklyn.
And L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin?
In 2014, a fascinating show called “L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin” premiered on Showtime. The show focused on various LGBTQ+ people and their lives in the Southeast, including women trying to cope with life and challenges that result from being queer.
We follow different stories such as a former pastor expelled for being openly gay, two interracial couples, a transgender parent-to-be, and an “ex” lesbian trying to “save” her gay son—all of these profiles accurately portray queer life in Mississippi.
Ali Myers and Nelly Ramirez (Photo from instagram/nellyellee)
Now It’s Time For Tampa Baes
Tampa Baes is set to be the next big lesbian reality show on TV after “The Real L Word” and “L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin”.
Tampa Baes is a new Amazon reality TV series that follows eight “young lesbian ‘it crowd’ navigating and celebrating life in Tampa Bay—Florida’s LGBTQ+ hub and the place to see and be seen.”
“Always ready for an adventure or a good party, this group of loyal friends – and sometimes more than friends – is ambitious and unapologetic while constantly battling stereotypes and labels,” the official synopsis reads. “With all eyes on these fun-loving women at this pivotal moment in their personal and professional lives, there’s not a challenge or hot-button issue they won’t tackle, even if it means getting real with each other.”
Tampa Baes’ Cast And Crew
The show from 3 Ball Productions stars a truly dynamic and refreshing cast with Ali Myers, Nelly Ramirez, Shiva Pishdad, Jordan Whitley, Marissa Gialousis, Summer Mitchell, Cuppie Bragg, Brianna Murphy, Haley Grable, Melanie Posner, Olivia Mullins, Mack McKenzie.
Showrunner Melissa Bidwell
“Working on this show has been an incredible experience, and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I’m thrilled this type of series can exist in the premium streaming space,” showrunner Melissa Bidwell said in a statement. “The cast is truly dynamic, refreshing, and unlike any I’ve worked with—they certainly won’t disappoint! Viewers everywhere will be able to relate to them in one way or another, and I can’t wait for the world to fall in love with our Tampa Baes!”
Mack MacKenzie (photo from instagram/mack___ddyy)
Tampa Baes On Amazon Prime Video
The show will premiere this Fall on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, and India, with a worldwide release to follow.
“This series is fun and celebratory. In a world where there’s a dearth of content centering dynamic lesbian women, Amazon Studios is excited to bring this vibrant look at these women’s lives and give the world a real entry point to undoubtedly know and love them,” Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon Studios, said in a press release.
With a diverse cast, refreshing approach, and dynamic stories, there’s no way you’ll be disappointed with what they’ve got planned for us. If you’re looking for more queer content on TV or just want an exciting new reality series to watch, make sure to tune into Tampa Baes when it premieres this Fall!