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NETFLIX LAUNCHES THE GAY AGENDA PODCAST

Netflix is aggressively jumping into the podcasting pond, launching a new podcast called The Gay Agenda.

Created by actress/singer-songwriter Jasmin Savoy-Brown (Yellowjackets, Scream), and nonbinary actor, comic, and playwright Liv Hewson (Yellowjackets, Santa Clarita Diet), the podcast will look at the lives of LGBTQ+ creatives at the top of their fields across different industries. The goal, the streaming service says, is to be celebratory, championing success stories “through a loving and humorous lens.”

“I’m proud of ‘The Gay Agenda,’” Savoy said. “It’s joyful, it’s inquisitive, it’s welcoming. I think it’s a real reflection of the LGBTQ+ community and I hope our listeners feel the same. Interviewing guests this season made me a better person. Hearing people’s unique stories and perspectives on life and happiness was a learning experience and I don’t take that for granted.”

“The first item on ‘The Gay Agenda’ is, of course, for our guests to have fun and be themselves,” Hewson added. “There’s room for all of it, for connection and healing and for irreverence and silliness. it’s serious and it isn’t. We contain multitudes! Part of the impetus behind this podcast was creating a space to talk about being LGBTQ in entertainment that centered on something other than pain. The pain is there of course, but the joy is too! We want to live in joy.”

“The Gay Agenda” will be produced by Most, which is Netflix’s banner for its LGBTQ+ storytelling. The podcast will launch on Jan. 10, 2022. Brown is also credited as a producer. The show was produced by Multitude, a podcast production company in Brooklyn. The lead producer was  Eric Silver and the show was engineered and edited by Mischa Stanton.

Netflix has over 40 podcasts on it’s roster, with The Gay Agenda being it’s first LGBTQ-based podcast. Hopefully after the disaster that was Coming Out Colton, we can get so many diverse queer voices on Netflkx, via a podcast or a docuseries.

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