The first live taping of “The LezView Show” was a rousing success, according to several audience spectators.

On May 8, the show’s co-hosts, Cheyenne, Dana, Jack and Monica, interviewed actress Pam Grier, a Winston-Salem, N.C.-native made famous after her role in the 1974 film “Foxy Brown” and her more recent role as Kit Porter on “The L Word.”The taping was held at Situations Lounge in Charlotte.

Audience member Faye Brown of Charlotte attends and supports many of Holly Jackson’s events. Jackson owns event promotion company Holly J Presents and produces “The LezView Show.”

“Holly is a great person,” Brown said. “I will support anything she does.”

Brown said she enjoyed the four co-hosts and thought the show was very informative. “Foxy Brown was excellent. This was my second time and will come again.”

Audience members Auxis Brown and Sharon Bosworth both agreed the show is good for the community and plan to attend future programs.

Brown stated that she loved the format. “I benefited from Foxy’s conversation about relationships and how to deal with problems.”

The discussion between Grier and the co-hosts was something the entire audience could relate to, Brown said. Bosworth agreed.. Although, she would have like to seen an opportunity for audience participation, she felt the overall show was good. “The co-hosts asked pointed questions. Questions I would have asked and wanted to know,” Bosworth said.

Shelia Hudson drove from Columbia to be a part of the show. “I watched ‘LezView’ episodes on YouTube. To be a part of an actual live taping was priceless. I had a blast.”

Although “The LezView Show” is in its infancy stage, many agreed the show’s contribution to North Carolina’s LGBT community is something that is needed and should be welcomed by all.

One audience member stated, “Over the years, Holly has provided our community with variety of activities. She is a great asset to our community and has proven to be a wise entrepreneur. We all need to rally behind this new venture of hers, especially the African-American and lesbian communities. This is one activity that the entire community cannot afford not to support.”

For more information concerning the show or its co-hosts, contact Executive Producer Holly Jackson at email hollyjevents@gmail.com.

Deaidre Newby

Deaidre Newby is a former editorial intern for QNotes.