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The LGBTQ Academy of Recording Arts Announces Upcoming Documentary

The LGBTQ Academy of Recording Arts (LARA), which presents the yearly OUTMUSIC Awards, has announced the production of a new full-length documentary. For Which WE Stand (One Queer Music Nation in The Visible) will highlight LGBTQ artists through numerous interviews with musicians and music-industry insiders as well as live performances and behind-the-scenes footage. The film is being directed by Sean Robinson, known for Outer Banks, Naked – A Musical Short Film and the award-winning short The Puritans, and is being produced by acclaimed film and theater director Paul Warner.

Director Sean Robinson says of the film, “I’m very excited to be directing this socially and politically pro-active feature-length documentary film that will not only spotlight queer music culture, but will keep the torch of LARA burning as the fight for equality moves into the next era.”

Among the participants announced so far include luminaries such as Michael Musto, Dolly Parton, Melissa Etheridge, Frenchie Davis, Diana King, Chely Wright, and transgender violinist and vocalist Tona Brown.

Diedra Meredith, Chairwoman/CEO of LARA, says of the project, “This film and the live production of the OUTmusic Awards is integral to the Academy’s mission to document and archive our movement and history. Our goal is to create more opportunities for LGBTQ recording artists and ensure that Queer Music Culture be included as an integral platform in the music industry.”

For a sneak peek at the documentary, which is due next year, check out the trailer below:

FOR WHICH WE STAND (One Queer Music Nation In The Visible) – Official Teaser Trailer from SEAN ROBINSON on Vimeo.


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Music writer for Metro Weekly. Contact at cgerard@metroweekly.com.

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