Queer men of color explore unique Los Angeles neighborhoods in ‘Falling For Angels’ TV series

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.

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“Falling For Angles” can be viewed for free on www.fallingforangels.com, Here TV , or the Here TV app.

‘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.

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In the TV series “Falling For Angels,” queer writers and directors share not only a real-life connection to various Los Angeles neighborhood, but also explore same-sex relationships and such topics as race, heartbreak, gentrification, sexual health, love, and sexuality. Photo: Christine Bartolucci.

“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.”

SIX NEIGHBORHOODS

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.

CAST

“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.”

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.” Photo: Christine Bartolucci.

About the author

Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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