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'No Shade,' New Web Series, Touches On Transgender Issues, Religion And Safe Sex

02/28/2013 12:11 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Caution: Video contains sexually frank language.

Director and cinematographer Sean Anthony has created a new web series called “No Shade”. It’s a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) dramedy about four flamboyant friends (three gay men and a transgender woman) on a journey to success, love and evolution. The humorous New York City-based show touches on religion, disabilities, sex work, transgender issues and safe sex, and even features a colorful homage to the ballroom community.

Protagonist Noel Baptiste is an artist from Flatbush, a predominately Caribbean neighborhood in Brooklyn, who grew up with a very religious and homophobic mother. Finally at ease with his sexuality, Baptiste and his three friends -- an artist, a bar manager and a make-up artist -- share comical journeys in the Big Apple.

If “No Shade” could be compared to anything, it would be a fictional mash-up between “Paris Is Burning” and Nelson Sullivan’s videography capturing the New York gay scene of the 1980s.

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