Zolita And Gavin Turek On Why There Needs To Be More “In-Your-Face” Queer Content

    Representation matters

    by · July 11, 2018

    As any member of the LGBTQ+ community knows, representation in popular culture is an essential part of feeling accepted in society at large. And nobody knows this better than our recent #Playlisted artists, Zolita and Gavin Turek.

    Zolita, a gay woman, opened up to us ahead of her performance at The Grove about the moment she realized there was a need for more queer content in the music world. "My first music video I put out, 'Explosion,' went viral," she said. "And I realized that there was really a need for more really in-your-face LGBTQ content."

    Turek, an avid supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, agreed. "Especially in the climate that we're in," she said, "it's really important to make people feel like they are seen."

    Go behind the scenes of the artists' #Playlisted performance above, and be sure to check in with us in August to see who's performing next.

    Credits:
    Director/Producer: Sam Gutstadt
    DP: Steven Moreno
    Editor: Charlotte Prager
    Camera: Joe Marine
    Sound Mixer: Benjamin Chan

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