Not So Artful Productions announced the release of the brand new webseries dubbed Grosse Misconduct – a six-part digital series that depicts an eccentric Human Resources team as they navigate personal and professional struggles under the leadership of their high-maintenance director, Mitch Grosse.
It stars transgender actress Pooya Mohseni (Iranian-American transgender activist) as Alicia Castile, Anne Schroeder as Sarah Wilson, Steve Barkman as Brian Lambert and Colby Ryan (creator/writer/exec producer and a gay actor) as Mitch Grosse.
Creators/writers/executive producers Colby Ryan and Anne Schroeder have been inspired by the new network series “Champions” and “Instinct”, the recent film “Love, Simon”, and the hugely popular Ryan Murphy drama “Pose”.
They seek to spotlight more LGBTQ characters in leading roles, featuring narratives that show how alike we all are, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
To that end, Grosse Misconduct does not feature a coming-out story or anyone struggling with gender identity. These characters are living, loving, working, arguing and celebrating, and their stories can now be more accessible than ever – not just in film and television, but for a new generation of smartphone viewers with short attention spans!
Even if we see strides are being made in this type of programming, representation matters now more than ever, especially when it comes to transgender actors. While, there seems to be an overwhelming move towards diversity with LGBTQ-centric narratives and characters popping up in movies these past few years, yet major studios are still behind when it comes to fully embracing a culture of inclusion.
In fact, GLAADS’s annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) recently noted a drop in the representation of LGBTQ people in films in the past year.
Ryan and Schroeder, along with Director Mitchell Lazar and Producer Daniel Sorochkin, aim to create and celebrate work that better represents the full spectrum of our LGBTQ communities, and features characters that are identifiable and relatable to all audiences.
For more info go to www.grossemisconduct.com