Monday, October 21, 2013

Welcome to 'The Hinterlands'

Here's something that might be of interest to educators and parents:

Broadway Stars Unite to Launch Original Musical Miniseries about Teenage Gay Bullying
A free musical web series about teenage gay bullying, THE HINTERLANDS, was conceived by the writing team of Michelle Elliott and Danny Larsen (Cloaked, The Yellow Wood). Created as a response to the flood of suicides by bullied LGBTQ youth,  
THE HINTERLANDS will be available online beginning October 28, 2013. Meet Paul. He’s 16. He’s into theoretical physics. He lives in the middle of nowhere. And he’s gay. Being a scrawny, queer science nerd practically makes him a bully magnet. And as the harassment piles up, Paul contemplates taking his own life. In THE HINTERLANDS, a six-part musical miniseries, Paul (Connor Russell, Disney’s Aladdin world premiere) struggles to keep his head above water as he confronts intolerance, his sexuality and the rocky path of adolescence. Paul’s family is performed by Tony Award-nominee Erin Dilly (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Nice Work If You Can Get It), John Bolton (A Christmas Story, Curtains, Spamalot) and Zoe Considine (A Christmas Story). Accessible to kids across the country,  
THE HINTERLANDS will be available via a FREE website that will also include resources and information for kids, parents and teachers who deal with the issue of bullying. The first episode will launch on Monday, October 28, 2013, with subsequent episodes to release weekly thereafter. A musical web series... Living in the sticks is one thing. Sticks and stones are another.
To learn more, click HERE.



Unknown said...

I wasn't able to find info on their site re: when, where, how to see the series. Any other info suggestions?

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

It says

COMING 10.28.13

on the homepage.

Unknown said...

Kenneth, thank you. It was a simple question. Such an abrupt response really is not appreciated. Considering that it is not a film for general release, I don't expect to see ads for it in the mass media. Considering that the film will be offered for free, I thought there would be some direction at the website to contact them. There is not. I don't think my question was shallow or out of place. I enjoy your site, but am taken aback by your abruptness. You don't need to publish this. Sometimes people are unaware that their verbal style can a bit too edgy. I apologize if I misinterpreted your response.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

@Mike: Huh???????