Caution: Video contains sexually frank language.
Director and cinematographer Sean Anthony has created a new web series called “No Shade”. It’s a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) dramedy about four flamboyant friends (three gay men and a transgender woman) on a journey to success, love and evolution. The humorous New York City-based show touches on religion, disabilities, sex work, transgender issues and safe sex, and even features a colorful homage to the ballroom community.
Protagonist Noel Baptiste is an artist from Flatbush, a predominately Caribbean neighborhood in Brooklyn, who grew up with a very religious and homophobic mother. Finally at ease with his sexuality, Baptiste and his three friends -- an artist, a bar manager and a make-up artist -- share comical journeys in the Big Apple.