OutHere Contest Original Collection

This year we are hosting our first-ever season of the OutHere Contest: A LGBTQIA+ Screenplay Competition.

 

With a legacy of propelling over 100 writers into successful careers with industry giants like Sony, Blumhouse, Film4, and Hulu, we’re eager to discover writers of LGBTQIA+ stories that resonate with joy, community, and family.

 

We asked our Judges, Luke Oliveira-Davies, Bethany Black, Drew Hubbard, and Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, to tell us about some of the TV series and Features that they feel exemplify the very best of LGBTQIA+ storytelling today. Their list was inspiring, including Dead Loch, Dead Hot, Down Low, and Fellow Travellers along with those below.

 

The more screenwriters who include LGBTQ+ characters as standard, the more chance we’ve got of them getting better, and there being more LGBTQ+ representation on the big and small screen.

 

We hope you enjoy reading the scripts and stories below! Click the images or links below to read and download them for free.

 


Film4/Disney+

 

All of Us Strangers (Drama/Fantasy Romance)

 

Andrew Haigh & Taichi Yamada. 2023. A screenwriter drawn back to his childhood home enters into a fledgling relationship with his downstairs neighbor while discovering a mysterious new way to heal from losing his parents 30 years ago.
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Netflix

 

Heartstopper (Drama/Romance)

 

Alice Oseman‘s TV series from 2022 was based on her graphic novel that started life on Tumblr. Teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this coming-of-age series.

BBC Film

 

Pride (Biography/Comedy/Drama)

 

Stephen Beresford‘s TV series from 2014 tells the story of the U.K. gay activists’ work to help miners during their lengthy strike during the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Amazon

 

Red, White, & Royal Blue (Comedy/Romance)

 

Read the original story from Casey McQuiston, which he adapted with Matthew López and Ted Malawer. 2023. When the feud between the son of the American President and Britain’s prince threatens to drive a wedge in U.S./British relations, the two are forced into a staged truce that sparks something deeper.


 

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