Premiering on October 24 on Logo and OUTtv is a new LGBT scripted drama called DTLA that is both poignant and funny. It depicts the relationships of seven friends with varied ethnic, cultural, and sexual orientations who work and live in the vibrant community of Downtown Los Angeles. It’s a story of love, friendship, loyalty, and being true to oneself — no matter what the cost. It is the first dramatic series with LGBT leads since Queer as Folk, Noah’s Arc, and The L Word.
I’ve had the opportunity to preview most of the first season and let me tell you – I’m hooked. You get so invested in the characters and their complex lives are really something I think a lot of us will be able to relate to. There are also many familiar faces, included Darryl Stephens (Noah’s Arc), who is also one of the writers and producers. The series also stars, Matthew Stephen Herrick, Marshelle Fair, Patrick McDonald, Ernest Pierce, Scott Pretty, Hiro Tanaka and more. Also, expect to see some big names like Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace), Jeremy Jackson (Baywatch), Melanie Griffith and Sandra Bernhard. Yes, that’s right, Griffith and Berhard play lesbian lovers in the series and as you’ll learn in the Google Hangout (inluded below) that we did with Executive Producer Larry Kennar (The L Word), there is one very hot scene between the two ladies.
Check out the trailer for the series below, as well as the Google Hangout we did this past Friday with the series creator. Included on the conversation was myself, Tyrell, Christopher Spargo from Logo, and the special guest, Larry Kennar, creator of DTLA. Be sure to tune in on October 24 for the premiere!