Pride is a new six-part documentary series, spanning 6 decades with 6 different directors from FX. It’s the network’s first-ever documentary slate announced as part of their new venture into unscripted programming.
FX said that the series will chronicle
“the fight for LGBTQ civil rights in America, as seen through the lens of our national history, and the biggest pop culture and political events.”
It will be executive-produced by Refinery29, and Christine Vachon.
The network is home to producer/director Ryan Murphy who has brought us American Horror Story and Pose which was nominated for an Emmy earlier this year and has the largest ever cast of transgender and gender nonconforming actors in TV history.
Nick Grad, co-president of FX original programming said that the network
“has long sought to give artists a platform to showcase their individual, uncompromising vision.”
We are now honored to partner with these new teams to create docuseries and features that will join FX’s legacy of fearless and groundbreaking programming.”
I’ve heard through the grapevine (Facebook) that one segment will be on my late friend, video director, Tom Rubnitz, who died too young, many years ago like so many friends, of AIDS. Tommy, you have have seen before in a flash as the bartender in the video for B52s Love Shack. His classic send-up of television, Made for TV, starring Ann Magnuson, played daily during the Mudd Club exhibit at MoMA in NYC in 2017.
(Photo, Wikimedia Commons; via NY Daily News)