So the core origin was our chemistry and friendship and learning more about each other’s community.
Ahead of the release of the drama, Richards and Zak, along with producer Katherine Fisher, sat down with The Times to discuss creating “Her Story” and pulling together a team of primarily trans and queer women to get the job done.
So tell me, how did the idea for this series come about?
If users are able to pinpoint the location of transgender people in their neighborhood, they could exploit that same technology to target them for violence.
For those unfamiliar, Tinder works by matching users with other people who live in their general vicinity.
Despite the landmark year that 2015 was for transgender visibility on screens large and small, there is still a long way to go in order to fully represent trans experiences.
We need representation across the board.”In an effort to vary such representation, Richards, who is transgender and known for being on “I am Cait,” teamed up with Laura Zak to pen the script for a Web series called "Her Story.” The series of six 10-minute episodes, available online for free Tuesday after a successful crowd-funding campaign, follows the lives of two trans women (played by Richards and Angelica Ross, who is also trans) and a queer woman (played by Zak) as they navigate the intersections of desire and identity.
Britain held immense sway over Canadian policy throughout the many years in which homosexuality was criminalized.
Dating from the early colonial era, homosexuality was officially illegal and the penalty for “the abominable act of buggery” (also known as sodomy) was punishable by death.
The first of these was the imprisonment of George Everett Klippert, a mechanic from the Northwest Territories arrested in 1965 on charges of “gross indecency.” After being deemed a “dangerous sexual offender” by prison psychiatrists, his prison term was extended indefinitely — a ruling that was scrutinized and criticized in the mainstream press.
The second was the British parliament’s decision to decriminalize certain homosexual offenses.
"Her Story" is a Web series that looks inside the dating lives of transgender and lesbian women as they navigate the intersections of desire and identity. “But what's next is we need our hot messes, our rebels, our sexpots and drama queens.