Film site dubbed 'Netflix for lesbians' targets untapped market
A U.S film streaming site which has been nicknamed 'Netflix for lesbians' is using a crowd funding campaign to support a full launch of their website to target a niche market.
Section II is a film streaming site allowing viewers to rent and download short films and features.
Taking its name from the section of the U.S Motion Picture Production Code which outlawed lesbian characters on screen until 1968, Section II caters to bisexual, transgender and queer female film buffs.
The site currently houses the largest section of LBTQ films in the world, with a view to expand to 200 films in the following months.
Site creator and filmmaker Allie Esslinger says the site was born out of her own frustrations of being unable to find a suitable network to promote her film. She hopes 'Netflix for lesbians' will become the premiere go-to site for queer female film buffs.
"We just hope Section II will become a destination platform for people who are interested in LBTQ content and for filmmakers and content creators that can use it to get their work seen.”
“We are super excited because we know if has always been hard to find content in general and, as gay has become more of a buzzword, it has been hard to find gay content that we are proud of within the community," Esslinger said.