Online content providers YouTube Movies and Hulu are beefing up their movie selections with gay-inclusive films.
Hulu added the content after establishing a release agreement with LGBT film distributor Wolfe Video.
YouTube Movies is charging between $1.99 and $3.99 per rental, while most of Hulu's offerings stream for free with embedded commercials. Several features are only available on the provider's paid offering, Hulu Plus.
Hulu is also offering several television series from gay cablers Logo (The Big Gay Sketch Show, Rick and Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World and Exes & Ohs) and here! (Just Josh). Content from other networks is also available, including both seasons of the BBC's groundbreaking drama Queer as Folk and 17 clips from Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
Herndon Graddick, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), applauded the move.
“Making such groundbreaking and popular LGBT films available and accessible to a wider audience can have a tremendous impact on LGBT people longing to see relatable stories onscreen,” Graddick said in a statement. “We applaud Hulu and Wolfe for their leadership in bringing stories that can touch, inspire and entertain so many.”
Source: On Top Magazine