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Hot & Bothered Wins Favorite Youth Film Award at BlackStar Film Festival 2018!!

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Tarana Burke, #metoo movement founder, presenting Favorite Youth Film Award at BlackStar18.

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Filmmaker Sekiya Dorsett (Left) and Leah Byrd (Right) catching up at the BlackStar Film Festival 2018.

Byrd at the Q&A following screening Season 1 at the BlackStar Film Festival 2018.

 

"Hot And Bothered" Is Your New Favorite Queer Comedy Webseries: BUST Interview

"Mix the stoner bromance of Broad City with the biting race critiques of Master of None, and throw in a dash of the L Word queer drama, and voilà — Leah Byrd’s new comedy web series, Hot and Bothered." - Bust.com

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Getting 'Hot & Bothered': Interview With Creator Leah Byrd On Her Web Series About A QTPOC Dating App That Transforms The Midwest

"H&B offers poignant racial commentary as well as a nuanced and humorous look at the difficulties QTPOC experience in their pursuit of romantic relationships-- complete with the cringe-worthy interactions and awkward misunderstandings that ensue from “traditional” dating strategies." - Slutmouth.org

 

A Fresh Face: Prizm News Interview

"While growing up in Dayton, Leah Byrd didn’t see many characters like herself on screen. So she created one." - Prizm News

Hot & Bothered screens at the Citizen Jane Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri, October 2017. 

 

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Writer, director, and co-star of the comedic web series Hot & Bothered, Leah Byrd (Right), spoke at a Web Series panel with the creator of Screwed, Stefani Sparks (Left), at the Citizen Jane Film Festival.

"The show, Byrd’s first film project of its size, discusses what it is like to be 'black and queer in Midwestern America.'" - Dayton.com

 

"Two friends hilariously move through the dating world in this sharply edited, LOL web series hitting hard at gender norms, racism and weed." - Citizen Jane Film Institute

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Episodes 1&2 of Hot & Bothered opened for the Emmy nominated Web Series Brown Girls at the Citizen Jane Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri, 2017.

Episodes 1&2 of Hot & Bothered opened for the Emmy nominated Web Series Brown Girls at the Citizen Jane Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri, 2017.

Leah Byrd was 1 of 10 awarded a micro-lgbt grant from Cee Smith Media Group for her project Hot & Bothered.

Leah Byrd was 1 of 10 awarded a micro-lgbt grant from Cee Smith Media Group for her project Hot & Bothered.

 
 
Nominated for Best Youth Film at the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, 2017.

Nominated for Best Youth Film at the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, 2017.

 

Hot & Bothered - Kickstarter Video