Ready , Set , Create! During the time when Lesbian based web series have become the newest phenomenon every so often there are a few shows that have you holding on for dear life as you try to figure out what is going to happen next! Well ladies let me introduce to to “District Heat”, a show that makes being a thug sexy or at least tolerable for awhile.
Check out my latest interview with the woman behind the heat, Shanovia Mckenzie.
First Lady Truth: Welcome to LezFemmeMentality.com
Shanovia: Thank You, for having me.
First Lady Truth: Can you tell our readers what your role is on District Heat?
Shanovia: I am the Creator, Writer, Director, and Producer: also, at times, I’m a Videographer; so I definitely have my work cut out for me. Though, I try to stay away from the camera most of the time.
First Lady Truth: Lesbian Web series are a dime a dozen now a days. What made you want to join in the fun?
Shanovia: I’ve always enjoyed writing as a kid. My mother wrote on her spare time and I just naturally embraced that. When I saw the opportunity of being able to share my experiences, views, and concerns I had with the Lesbian Community I decided to create District Heat. I’ve always been private about my writings and I decided to share that with the community. It’s always great when people know they are not alone and someone has been in that very same situation. It is a movement I had to fulfill. I call it my “Purpose”.
First Lady Truth: What makes District Heat different from the others? Why should the community support / watch it?
Shanovia: District Heat is very realistic. It shows you how often limits are crossed, the faith we put in those we shouldn’t, the energy of love we share to the wrong people, and different obstacles we face as women. District Heat is also risky. Our sex scenes are “not real” However, we show you what we do as lesbians sexually. We don’t cut corners on those scenes. Now you stated earlier “Lesbian Web Series are a dime a dozen”. I disagree. It appears that way because there are many people now joining in on this movement and the buzz is spreading, but there’s not a lot. We do not have enough shows that our community can watch. There are millions of heterosexual films, programs, shows, movies, etc. that we can watch. How many do we have? The support is very important so we can efficiently say “Lesbian programs are everywhere and not just YouTube”. We need to be able to branch out onto cable, public tv, etc. That is my goal, my dream, my vision.
First Lady Truth: How far do you see District Heat going as a brand?
Shanovia: I see District Heat going very far. We are an umbrella for many things. District Heat the Lesbian Web Series is the first launching project of District Heat Productions. We have so much more to come. Ex: Music Videos and of course other future web series. We are just getting started.
First Lady Truth: The story line seems very realistic, how much of it comes from reality?
Shanovia: My favorite question. Let’s say about 75%. Being a great writer or just a writer in general comes from experiences and observation. Now, I’m not saying I personally have experienced all of these things, but I definitely have experienced some. So, sometimes I look at the show and say “Really, I went through that?” So, it’s great all together. I see myself on screen sometimes. That’s hilarious to me. One thing I will say is the show is powerful. I’ve written things that have come to life… People would say “Shanovia, what is going on?” Me “I have no idea. I’m just a writer, not a psychic.” Possibly a prophet. No, I’m kidding @prophet.
First Lady Truth: Have you ever found yourself at a point of wanting to quit?
Shanovia: Yes. Anything great has its toughest moments and biggest challenges. It’s not easy work at all, but it is well worth it. The support I have within my project alone is a blessing and it’s my constant motivation. The fans are my drive. I could never disappoint them. It’s not just about me, it’s so many people involved. The question is, will I ever quit? Never in a million years. This is my passion. This is what God wanted me to do, and my purpose I will fulfill.
First Lady Truth: How is the chemistry on set?
Shanovia: The chemistry is amazing!! We are truly a big family which means many things. We work very hard through the toughest moments, through the inclement weather, to last minute changes, and you would just be surprised of the things that we run across. The chemistry has to be great. I was worried about the sustaining that same chemistry with the newcomers, but I can sincerely say they are great. I have been very blessed to have such an awesome cast and crew.
First Lady Truth: What can you tell the fans about season 2?
Shanovia: We are coming soon… Some of the characters have grown a bit, facing new challenges, and we have a couple new story lines added. Of course the twist and turns. There will be surprises, so stay tuned…
First Lady Truth: Where can we indulge in the show?
Shanovia: As usual, you will be able to view “District Heat” on YouTube. We will also have a website that will have our content on. So, check us out world!!!
There you have it noodles!
Until we meet again!
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