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Web-Series: Come Take A Walk With Me

Genre: Drama

Overall Web-series Rating: Yellow

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Come Take A Walk With Me is a lesbian web-series set in North Carolina. This series focuses on a young woman starting college and discovering her sexuality. The story follows Channing as she goes through college and the ups and downs of her sexual and family relationships.

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BAIT The Series Season One Review

Bait The Series

Web-Series: Bait The Series

Genre: Drama

Overall Web-series RatingBlue

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Bait The Series, is a Black Gay web-series based in DC. The series is focused on a dating app called “Bait” that gay guys use to find other gay guys close by. The story follows Emmanuel, our main character, who is using the application in his search for love, but Emmanuel’s hook ups tend to lead to a devastating end. The hook-up you meet online, might just be your last.

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Web-Series: Skye’s The Limit

Genre: Drama

Overall Web-series Rating: Blue/Purple

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The series is about a writer, Skye telling us about what she has been through in her life for the past six months. The story starts with her speaking to the camera expressing to us that she is a writer that has one hell of  a story to tell based on what has happened in her life for the past six months. She makes it clear that the story has been changed to protect the innocent and the ‘trifling’

Is it a spoiler if it happens in the first five minutes of the show? Well to be on the safe side, something that turns her life upside down happens and she is unable to recover as quickly as people think she should. She is pulled up on her feet and that’s when it gets really interesting and the true story starts.

This story is set in the Washing DC area, which is refreshing because most LGBT series tend to be based in Atlanta. As the story goes on, more and more characters are introduced, and you slowly see how Skye comes into contact with them, slowly developing the story-line. It makes you wonder though, if Skye is telling the story, how does she know the details of events that she was not apart of, I guess that will be revealed as the story goes on.

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Title: If I was Your Girl

Genre: Drama

Overall Ratings: Green

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“If I was Your Girl” is a movie about four black lesbians, or better yet two lesbian couples that have issues within their relationships. One relationship showed lack of appreciation and misuse, while the other couple has the issue of cheating and abuse. All four characters interacted as the studs from both relationships are best friends. As such the story mainly follows them together, then takes you into the life of their relationships. This movie has drug use, alcohol abuse and consists of a lot of swearing, which might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

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Ratings!

So as I have stated multiple times, the rainbow flag colours will be used as my rating system, but I think I should provide you with a better description of each colour/rating. I even busted out the Photoshop skills for this one.

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Red – Not worth it, like seriously, I am not even joking if I drop a red rating on anything – that’s about it nothing more to say, just move on.

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Red/Orange – Seriously flawed but there is just something that doesn’t make it down right horrible

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Orange – It is bad but with some potential, some spark, some something – sometimes you can’t quite put your finger on it

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Orange/Yellow – It’s bad, but with potential that you can recognize

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Yellow – True potential – the flaws can be looked over

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Yellow/Green – Nice, interesting

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Green – Good

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Green/Blue – Very Good, this rating anything above has my personal seal of approval

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Blue – Fricking A – whatever is rated is getting an A+

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Blue/Purple – This is as close to perfection as it could get

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Purple – This is perfect – if anything gets this, nothing else needs to be said, just pure perfection

 

So this is the break-down of how web-series will be reviewed, movies and books were basically the same thing, but web-series will be a little different. Well first the good news, web-series reviews will be once a week……..till I run out of web-series of course.

On to the more confusing news, web-series will be rated into three ways……web-series that are complete or have complete series that I have watched, will have one review for the entire season in question. So those reviews, will give you an overview of the entire season, the characters, the story-line. So that is exactly what I will be rating: overall, characters, story-line, as well and the acting and production quality.

Then there are those that have been completed or have a complete season that I have yet to watch, those will receive two reviews, the first of which is a “First Look Review”. My girlfriend and I had a system where we would watch the first three episodes of a series and decide from there if we would keep watching, I am going to apply that system to any new web-series that I come across. So after watching the first three episodes, the review will give a breakdown on the impression so far, the characters, the story-line and the overall quality. Then once I finish the series, will compare it to the first look, the improvements and the progress of the story-line.

So for the series that are currently going, they will get an episode by episode review, depending on how far in the season the series is, I might do one post with all episodes reviewed or do a review of the series so far.

Overall I really want to focus on reviewing the quality and story-lines of the web-series, along with their entertainment value. As always my rating system is the same which will be the rainbow colours, we use six colour is our rainbow flag: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. So red will represent the lowest rating given (sorry all those red lovers out there) and purple for the highest rating. Some ratings might be a double colour rating: yellow/green, basically it hasn’t gain green status but is still better than a yellow rating, basically it would be like a .5 when using a number rating system.

I have a list of web-series under by belt that I plan to review, but as always I am open to suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

 

Movie Review Break-Down

This post feels a bit like deja-vu, just a bit though. So this post is to basically tell you how my movie reviews will go, what exactly I am looking for and how often you should expect to see these reviews and my rating system. So movie reviews will be more frequent than book reviews, because they are much easier to get through. So with that said movie reviews will be every 29 days, see that’s more frequent than a month. Okay I’m kidding, you will have a movie review every two weeks. If you want them more frequently, I could quit my job and see what I can make happen.

How will I approach the reviews? It won’t just be a standard review, but I would also look at the LGBT presence and factors within the titles. The LGBT issues that are present and how they are handled. Trying my best not to give any spoilers, but if I can’t help it, you will get a SPOILER ALERT (the deja-vu is pretty strong here)

My rating system will be the same for my web-series and movie review, which will be the rainbow colours, we use six colour is our rainbow flag: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. So red will represent the lowest rating given (sorry all those red lovers out there) and purple for the highest rating. Some ratings might be a double colour rating: yellow/green, basically it hasn’t gain green status but is still better than a yellow rating, basically it would be like a .5 when using a number rating system.

What aspect will I be rating when I do my movie reviews?

  • Overall
  • LGBT Presence
  • Plot/Story-line
  • Acting Quality
  • LGBT Rating

I have my own personal list of LGBT movies, but I am always looking to expand that list, so as always, I am open to suggestions.

Book Review Break-Down

So this post is to basically tell you how my book reviews will go, what exactly I am looking for and how often you should expect to see these reviews and my rating system. So firstly, let’s face it I have a life somewhere out there, where-ever out there it is, so book reviews will be once a month. Why, you ask? Well I have web-series and movies reviews to do plus I have books on my reading list that are not LGBT related.

How will I approach the reviews? It won’t just be a standard review, but I would also look at the LGBT presence and factors within the titles. The LGBT issues that are present and how they are handled. Trying my best not to give any spoilers, but if I can’t help it, you will get a SPOILER ALERT

My rating system will be the same for my web-series and movie review, which will be the rainbow colours, we use six colour is our rainbow flag: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. So red will represent the lowest rating given (sorry all those red lovers out there) and purple for the highest rating. Some ratings might be a double colour rating: yellow/green, basically it has gain green status but is still better than a yellow rating, basically it would be like a .5 when using a number rating system.

 

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Here is an example of a book review:

Title: The Cat who could Fly (I am a cat lover, sue me)

Genre: Comedy

Overall Rating: Green

The cat who could fly takes you on a journey that allows you to see this cat not just as a pet but as a being with hopes and dreams

LGBT Presence Rating: Yellow

The cat has moments when she struggled with her sexual being and fears being rejected by the other cats

Plot Rating: Blue

The plot was filling with twist and turns and you never really saw what was coming next, it made the title too hard to put down.

LGBT Rating: Yellow/Green

Overall it was an excellent book, but when it come to being a LGBT title, it falls short, yes there are instances of it, but not enough for it to be placed under the LGBT umbrella. If you want a good laugh it is still a good book to read, you should check it out.

Well all of that is out of the way, you should be seeing my first review about a month from now, I am still deciding what title to review, but I am sure that will come to me in no time, and I will add it to my GoodReads currently reading shelf once I decide. You can add me on GoodReads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/19780332 and please feel free to pass on any book recommendations that you may have.

Well that is the break down, tell me what you think in the comments, if there are any other aspects you would like me to review, please feel free to suggest them.

De-briefing the Rainbow

Firstly let me welcome you to my blog 🙂 WELCOME!! Now you must be wondering, what the heck does debriefing the rainbow even mean? Honestly I have no idea, I just typed random letters and this is what I came up with. Ok seriously, it is exactly as the name states “Debriefing” 😉 just like the CIA or FBI (at least in the movies) when they go out on a mission, when it is all said and done the agent still has to report all the findings and state exactly what happened on said mission. I will be doing the same thing, except my mission will be to watch, read and listen to various media. “Rainbow” we fly it high and we fly it proud (the flags of course, not an actually rainbow), it is the most recognized symbol is our LGBT community, and that is exactly what it means “Our LGBT community”. So put that together and what do we get? I will be watching, reading and listening to all things LGBT and informing our community of those findings.

So after that lengthy explanation, if you don’t quite get it or simply just skipped that paragraph, this is a review blog, where I will be doing reviews on different form of entertainment that’s LGBT related. Why didn’t I just say that? Beats me.

So I will be searching the web for web-series, movies, books, even blogs and websites then I will be writing what I think about them, that’s right WHAT I THINK, so this is my personal opinions, feelings and ratings on these particular forms of entertainment. Will it be sugar-coated? Maybe, depends on the day, time and even the particular item being reviewed, but the answer is mostly…no.

Who am I? Just a 25-year-old stud, that enjoys seeking media geared towards our LGBT lifestyle, sometimes you have to search high and low to find these little gems, sometimes they turn out to be coals but whether it is a good or bad experience, the effort is always appreciated, so I just want the rest of our Community to know about them and what I think about it, so that they can go check it out themselves and form their own opinion.

So leave your feedback, tell me what you think and I am always open to suggestions. Enjoy! 😀

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