Q: How many lesbians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two - one to do it and one to make a documentary or short feature film about the experience!
Ever feel that programmes purportedly aimed at niche audiences, such as LGBT communities, are annoyingly self-absorbed and about as interesting as watching paint dry? tello is a subscription-based, video streaming service that aims to change all that, by offering "thoughtful, original lesbian-focused" programming.
At tello, we create great new web content that is intelligent but fun, timely but classic, and tasteful yet sexy, a whirlwind of classic ideas from a lesbian perspective, brave and challenging content with a lesbian twist.
Unlike much of mainstream TV and cinema, where gay and lesbian characters are visible but sidelined and/or stereotyped, "every show on tello has lesbian lead characters, a lesbian storyline, and ... at least one lesbian producer."
Since the content offered on tello is of the 'by lesbians for lesbians' variety and offers something for everybody, be prepared to have to wade around before happening upon that which takes your fancy. There is, after all, no accounting for taste and no pleasing everyone either. At least though, you wont be spoilt for choice. Unless, of course, you choose to get a life - turn off the TV, maybe pop down to the local pub you used to frequent and enjoy, or take up a hobby that means you get out of the house at least one or two days a week.
Here a trailer for a web series called Nikki and Nora, currently broadcasting. Originally shot in 2004, it follows the lives of two former New Orleans cops turned private detectives. It is created by Nancylee Myatt and stars, Liz Vassey and Christina Cox. It's set in New Orleans, so it cannot but be sexy - even when it's sleazy!
The good people at tello are offering readers and viewers a two-week free subscription to their unique service: presumably on the assumption that once you're drawn in, you will be like the proverbial fly in the nectar. We may never see or hear from you again but if you do make it back out, be sure to tell us how it was!