In an effort to build a space for queer people like myself, every Tuesday I’ll be posting interviews, opinion pieces, listicals, reviews, and more focused on the LGBT community (and occasionally about the Latinx/WOC community since I am Latinx.) Welcome to Queerly Not Straight! Enjoy and leave a comment below if you have a suggestion for what I should cover next.
Hidden Canyons, a TikTok webseries by Brant Rotnem, is proof that creativity and dedication can get you far. Over a couple of days, Rotnem and his team of talented actors gave us three distinct stories that we’d love to see more of. One tells the story of a man coming home and finding his boyfriend with another man. What follows is surprising when the man has major chemistry with the other man. Another story recounts the very public breakup of two men who still love each other. And finally, a story about two women and how their world is about to change due to a pregnancy.
Each episode is about a minute long. But that doesn’t take away from the realness of it all. If anything, it makes it so every minute is precious AF and chock-full of information that brings this world to life. A second season has been set up from what we can see and we’d love to have more of it. So, thank you Brant Rotnem and everyone who took part in this TikTok LGBTQ series titled Hidden Canyons. You did something that many would think impossible, yet here we are with a full season worth of content!
Queerly Not Straight posts every Tuesday with opinion pieces, listicals, reviews, and more focused on the LGBT community (and occasionally about the Latinx community since I am Latinx.)