Now Available On-Demand: Words

From prolific trans director AJ Mattioli, the colorful, insightful and star-studded documentary Words is an exploration of how people navigate identity in the open and evolving landscape of New York City.

Using some of NYC’s most fluid scenes as a backdrop, Words investigates the dissonance between self and socially constructed identities as well as how these identities are contextualized in a range of environments from the world of the arts to the NYPD.

Featuring interviews with a wide variety of experts, drag icons and LGBTQIA+ activists (including Bob the Drag Queen, Miss Fame, Rain Dove, Marti Gould Cummings, Cory Wade, Frank Liotti, Carmen Carrera and more), Words was an official selection at countless film festivals and took home numerous trophies – including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at MEDff and Best Director of a Feature Documentary at the A.C. Cinefest.

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We’re thrilled to welcome Mattioli Productions to our streaming selection!

Mattioli Productions is a trans-owned full service production company that serves the LGBTQ community by telling their stories through groundbreaking, globally distributed work. Their creative and ambitious works span several genres including comedy, drama, horror, documentary, music videos and reality TV audition reels. Their goal is “to produce content that genuinely represents the LGBTQ community while keeping our stories our own, and increasing our visibility in mainstream media.”

The company is headed by namesake AJ Mattioli, a Queens-born, NYC based, trans producer/director with 16+ years in the entertainment industry. His work has been celebrated at the Queens Museum, The United Nations, The NY Times, The Advocate, Huffington Post, Gay Star News and many others! As a go-to trans producer for queer filmmaking, he’s worked with some of the hottest LGBTQ+ celebs, including Sasha Velour, Shakina Nayfack, Bob The Drag Queen, Cory Wade, Rain Dove, Vincent DePaul, Carmen Carerra, Miss Fame and many more.

AJ’s 2019 credits included the queer slasher horror-comedy Killer Unicorn, and the short films Hopelessly, How to Fold a Fitted Sheet and Neon Boys. 2020 will bring a #MeToo-focused thriller called Guys at Parties Like It and the short films S&M Records, A Single Evening and Role of a Lifetime. Keep an eye out for those and check out the selection of titles below – all available now at TLAgay!

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