Queer writers and directors — many of them men of color — tell their personal stories inspired by the geography and emotions of six Los Angeles neighborhoods in the anthology TV series “Falling For Angels.”
Each writer and director shares not only a real-life connection to their neighborhood, but also explore same-sex relationships and such topics as race, heartbreak, gentrification, sexual health, love, and sexuality.
‘FALLING FOR ANGELS’
“ ‘Falling for Angels’ celebrates the magic that makes Los Angeles the city of angels,” Here Media CEO Paul Colichman said in a statement. “Here TV has engaged inspiring and diverse queer writers and directors, most of whom are queer men of color, to tell their stories.”
“Falling For Angels” debuted December 1. Episodes are scheduled for Friday and December 15, and three additional episodes will air in January.
“Each episode features a romance apropos to a specific Los Angeles neighborhood,” said Colichman, who also produced the series with David Millbern. “ ‘Falling For Angels’ highlights the emotions and complex relationships that bind the queer community together.”
The six neighborhoods featured include Boyle Heights, Koreatown, Leimert Park, Bel Air, Silver Lake, and Malibu.
QUEER WRITERS, DIRECTORS
Each installment of the six-episode anthology is helmed by a different writer/director: Nick Oceano (Boyle Heights), Steven Liang and Steven J. Kung (Koreatown), Waymon Boone (Leimert Park), David Millbern (Bel Air), Billy Clift (Silver Lake).
Clift and Millbern also wrote and directed Malibu, the final episode in the series.
“Falling For Angels” features several out actors: country singer Steve Grand, “Mean Girls” star Daniel Franzese and “Desperate Housewives” and “Devious Maids” alum Alec Mapa.
Kevin Spirtas (“Days of Our Lives”), Blake Young-Fountain (“The Skinny”), Johnny Kostrey (“Aquarius”), Calpernia Addams (“Soldier’s Girl”), Adrian Nunez (“30 Days with my Brother”), Jason London (“Dazed and Confused”) also star in “Falling For Angels.”