Chosen Fam: Season 1

Director: Natalie Tsui & Lindsay Sunada
2020 | USA | 75m
GENRE: Bisexual | Comedy | Drama | Gay | Lesbian | Local Interest/Subjects | Music/Music Videos | Non-binary | Queer | Transgender
SECTION: Episodic | Live Q&A's
Expected Guests: Features Q&A with creator/ writer/ actor Kyle Casey Chu, co-writer/ executive producer Donna Mae Foronda, actor Bianka Bell, and actor Lea Robinson.

Trailer

Shot around the Bay Area, this hilarious, charming, and quirky episodic will suck you into all the romantic and familial drama of the best indie rock band you’ve probably never heard of. QTPOC indie band Chosen Fam is the next big thing on the (very) underground local music scene… at least in their own minds.

Singer-songwriter-bassist Cody (series creator-writer Kyle Casey Chu) is tormented after losing his boyfriend following a night at an S&M club; drummer Dani is living at home, which is putting a crimp in her sex life; and guitarist Maddox is trying to get pregnant with their partner Anna while fending off “help” from their toxic mother. Meanwhile, plucky band manager Evie lands what could be her dream job writing for an aspiring feminist blog called Qunty. When the band lands a gig opening for their heroes, a longstanding rivalry with a queer anarchist collective threatens to squash their big break. Don’t miss the world premiere of the next best local queer episodic!

— VICTORIA JASCHOB

Buying Note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am Thursday, September 17 and 11:59pm Sunday, September 27. We suggest watching it at 7:15pm Saturday, September 26 followed by the Q&A.

SPONSORED BY
Rainbow Grocery

CO-PRESENTED BY
Center for Asian American Media, Homobiles.org, Roxie Theater, Bay Area Video Coalition

  • Premiere Status: World