Los Angeles, June 7, 2019 – This past weekend, Revry’s 4th annual queer music, film, and industry festival QueerX sponsored by Lexus, was the toast of the town as it kicked off Pride week in West Hollywood, California. The weekend was abuzz with influencers, musicians, editors, activists, top industry execs and celebs including the cast of Pose’s Dominique Jackson, Johnny Sibilly and MJ Rodriguez as well as State Of Pride’s Raymond Braun and trans activist Blossom Brown.
The festival blew the roof off the iconic Whisky a Go Go with performances by all female rock band Pink Fly, Jordy, Davy Boi and rising pop phenom and Billboard featured artist, Slayyyter, who gave her first live performance ever; and headliner Brooke Candy wowed the crowd with her RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni backup dancers Laganja Estranja and Gia Gunn all in full cheetah attire.
The Closing Night Gala completed the 3 day fest with the star-studded Revry Visibility Awards including incredibly moving speeches from Nikita Dragun (Dragun Beauty), Nik Dodani (Atypical), Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical), Loey Lane (Influencer) and WNBA three time champion Sue Bird. A closing unlike any other festival, the event included a free cannabis bar by Lowell Herb Co that passed out organic hand rolled joints and Selffee machines that printed attendee’s selfie faces on delicious vegan cookies. The Tourist Office of Spain hosted the evening with dynamic Flamenco performers and a live raffle a trip for two to Barcelona, won by singer/dancer Saturn Rising.
“SXSW…but…queer” – Flaunt Magazine
“Star studded event …taking over West Hollywood” – Billboard Magazine
The winners of the festival’s screening competition were announced with the overall Audience Award going to Michael Cicetti’s 5A5B which includes the prize of travel, accommodations and entry into Rio Web Fest in beautiful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Left to right below include the winners Best Drama Series – The New 30 – Walt Bost, Best Comedy – 5A5B – Michael Cicetti, Best Documentary – Linish – Manuel Rodriguez, Best Drama Short – Hiding in Daylight – Gregory G. Allen, Best Music Video – Pink Fly – Renee Phoenix.
One of the great panel highlights was the lively “The Power of Sex & Body Positivity” panel that extended its time due to the poignantly woke and hysterically provocative panelists including left to right: Jimanekia Eborn (Influencer), Tre’vell Anderson (Out Editor),Stevie Boebi (YouTuber), Dexter Mayfield (Dancer), Dr. Chris Donaghue (Loveline) , Adrienne Williams (MS.RPRSNTD), Shane Michael Singh (Playboy Editor).
Saturday and Sunday, QueerX hosted its annual Powerhouse Industry Pitchfest, where amature and professional creators got the rare opportunity to pitch projects one-on-one to top producers and production companies including IFC, SoulPancake, Powderkeg Media, Management360, Brian Graden Media and more.
QueerX’s Grand Sponsor is Lexus. Premiere Sponsors include the Tourist Office of Spain and Hemp In It by Pride Global Labs. Signature Sponsors include Five Husbands Vodka, Madam Pattirini, Dragun Beauty, Sharpe Suiting, Vresh, Selffee, Kingdom Clothing, Lowell Herb Co and Andrew Christian, Media Partners include Playboy, LA Confidential Magazine, LA Weekly, Out Magazine & The Advocate Magazine, Subvrt Magazine, Getty Images, The Blunt Post, The Tenth Magazine, Los Angeles Blade and The Fight Magazine. QueerX is proud to have GLAAD as its Community Partner.
“Fun AF” – Pride Magazine
QueerX is the intersection of music, film and industry. Inclusive of all identities, the festival pushes boundaries the same way our community does by fostering connection and empowering queer voices. Originally founded as Out Web Fest in 2016, QueerX is a one-of-a-kind festival created by and for the global queer community. www.queerx.com
Revry is the first queer global streaming network, available in over 50 million homes in over 100 countries, with a uniquely curated selection of LGBTQ+ film, series, and originals along with the world’s largest queer libraries of groundbreaking podcasts, albums and music videos. Revry is available worldwide. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Revry is led by an inclusive team of queer, multi-ethnic and allied partners who bring decades of experience in the fields of tech, digital media, and LGBTQ+ advocacy. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @REVRYTV. Go Online to: www.Revry.tv.
Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 241 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers. www.Lexus.com
Images courtesy of @queerxfest.