PROLIFIC is a web series of short documentaries that was commissioned by Grindr’s online platform INTO Magazine. It profiles queer people from around the world who, through their profound lives and careers, have made huge waves.
episode 1 - mickey boardman, paper magazine editor
“I FEEL SORRY ALMOST FOR PEOPLE WHO HAD EASY CHILDHOODS. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A HORRIBLE CHILDHOOD YOU CAN’T GROW UP TO BE CINDERELLA”
This is the first film in a new series of profiles on prolific queer people around the world. Mickey Boardman has been the Editorial Director of Paper Magazine for 25 years. Eccentric, entertaining and empathetic he opens up his home and his life to INTO touching upon the highs and lows of his journey to success.
Follow the link to INTO to see the full article
episode 2 - shequida hall, nyc drag royalty
“WHEN YOU HAVE A DRAG QUEEN OR A MAN THAT SINGS A FIVE-OCTAVE RANGE, IT SHOULDN'T BE WEIRD. IT’S A SOUND THAT IS LITERALLY AFFECTING YOU. THAT IS ART.”
Shequida Hall is New York City’s infamous underground drag queen. But what sets her apart is that she is a classically trained opera singer. Despite the opportunities given to her she turned her back on the elitist opera world and has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between opera and night clubs.
Read the full article on INTO here
EPISODE 3 - MATTHEW CAMP, GOGO DANCER TURNED ENTREPRENEUR
Meet the NYC heartthrob putting his raunch camp stamp on everything from erotic dancing to fragrance design and fashion
EPISODE 4 - JUSTIN TRANTER, SONG WRITER
For the fourth episode of Prolific, Samuel Douek meets the iconic and well respected Justin Tranter, infamous singer song writer to the stars, he talks to us about his LGBTQ+ activism and homophobia in the music industry