Inspirational digital docuseries begins streaming today on Lexus broadband channel
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 29, 2015) — The second season of docuseries “It Got Better,” a collaboration between the creative team of Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky’s Is Or Isn’t Entertainment (“The Comeback”; “Web Therapy”; “Who Do You Think You Are?”) and Dan Savage and his It Gets Better Project, premieres today on Lexus-owned broadband channel L/Studio (LStudio.com). With “It Got Better,” L/Studio once again supports a passion project from Kudrow/Bucatinsky, who produced the channel’s Emmy-nominated and Webby award-winning “Web Therapy” series.
“After the success of season one, we’re excited to present the return of ‘It Got Better,’ a great example of the diverse and engaging content that works so well on L/Studio,” said Brian Smith, Lexus vice president of marketing. “We strive to consistently partner with innovative people, such as the dynamic team behind this series, and are proud to offer artists a creative forum to convey their unique perspectives.”
Inspired by Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project and the Emmy-nominated “Who Do You Think You Are?”, the series shares LGBT celebrities’ personal stories of overcoming obstacles while putting their struggles and successes in historical context. Each of six episodes chronicles the life of a star with a focus on how and when “it got better” for them. The first video, available now on LStudio.com and YouTube, features comedian/actress Rosie O’Donnell. Additional weekly episodes will include actors Portia de Rossi, Andrew Rannells, and RuPaul; author/journalist Janet Mock; and interior designer/TV personality Nate Berkus. Talent from season one included actors George Takei, Jane Lynch and Laverne Cox; TV personality Tim Gunn; athlete Jason Collins; and musicians Tegan & Sara.
“When we came up with the idea for ‘It Got Better,’ we knew we wanted to create an original series that had a powerful and inspirational message—particularly for young people—with a platform that gave us a wide reach as well as the freedom to express ourselves,” said Dan Bucatinsky, producer of “It Got Better.” “This partnership with L/Studio has done just that. They’ve given us the perfect platform to tell the important stories that drive this series.”
“Those who have taken part in both seasons of this series are proof points to the message that it gets better,” said Ted Farley, executive director of the It Gets Better Project. “Thanks to L/Studio and Lexus, LGBT youth everywhere can watch these stories and know that, with support and a belief that things can change, their future is bright.”
Currently in its sixth year, L/Studio hosts an eclectic collection of original films, live-action shows, documentaries and comedy programs designed to engage a discerning, inquisitive audience outside of the traditional automotive encounter. Notable recent projects include the stop-motion animated series “Friendship All-Stars” and the mockumentary live-action series “Cop Show” starring Colin Quinn. The Lexus-owned broadband channel also includes original work from the worlds of art, culture, design, science, entertainment, architecture and beyond.
“It Got Better” and other entertaining content is available for viewing at LStudio.com and the L/Studio YouTube page.
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