If you are a fan of science fiction or enjoy seeing the exploration of Black queerness in new and exploratory ways, there is a new series whose creation you can support, Magic Hour!
Seeing oneself represented in aspirational capacities can be a life-altering and transformational experience. Humans often require an example of what is possible in order to envision a life beyond limitations that are before them. In this case, queer and Black people get to see themselves at the center of this sci-fi thriller. As the description reads, Magic Hour is a TV anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror with each episode being its own unique story. One very intriguing detail is that the series will “explore identity through the lens of fantasy, science-fiction and horror.” However, there is a really cool thread binding all the episodes together–the magic hour. What exactly does this mean? The magic hour is “a time when parallel dimensions and realities overlap and collide with each other to create remarkable stories that stretch the imagination and shock the senses.”
If that doesn’t have you intrigued, “each episode will explore themes like love, belonging, humanity and sacrifice. Stories that will keep you up at night, will make you think, or just creep you the hell out. Tales of robots exploring the gender binary, girls curing addictions, bigots turning into animals and femmes giving birth to celestial beings (to name a few).”
In order to get this brilliant show off the ground, and launch the pilot episode starring Indya Moore, the creator Che Grayson has launched a Kickstarter campaign. The deadline to donate is the end of this month.