New series to feature acclaimed films

here! Network’s ‘Kevin Thomas Presents’ to air in June

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A new film series on here!, one of two premium LGBT TV networks in the U.S., will feature critically-acclaimed, queer-themed films and special commentaries and interviews with film writers and directors.

The series, “Kevin Thomas Presents,” will feature several films, including “The Amazing Truth of Queen Raquela,” “Breakfast with Scot” starring Tom Cavanaugh and Ben Shenkman, the lesbian-themed period piece “The World Unseen” and the romantic comedy “I Can’t Think Straight.” Both “I Think” and “Unseen” star Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth.

Among the special interviews are trailblazing behind-the-scenes heavyweights, such as David DeCoteau, director of “Leather Jacket Love Story,” Jonah Markowitz, director of “Shelter,” and Sean Reycraft, writer of “Breakfast with Scot.”

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Kevin Thomas is a film critic with more than 40 years of experience in gay cinema. Thomas was one of the first critics to provide regular reviews of some of the most notable indie and foreign works. His “Special Screenings” column became a staple of the Los Angeles Times in 1984 and the trigger for venues that exhibit limited release runs in LA and throughout the country. He is also the founding member and past president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the recipient of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Lifetime Achievement Award for his support of gay cinema.

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“We have such admiration for Kevin; working with him has truly been a delight. Being able to offer our audience his exclusive insight and perspective is a privilege for us,” said Meredith Kadlec, here!’s senior vice president of original programming.

The series will be available on here! Network in the summer. Stay tuned for details.

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