The deep, dark web is a universal goody bag with something for everyone. Want to access Craiglist and find your pick of items on sale? Order the new smartphone? Watch cat videos?
The internet also thankfully gives a platform to topics and themes that cannot always be found in the mainstream. The internet has, for instance, provided the LGBT community the creative outlets that are often denied to them. The indie web series F to 7th, stars creator Ingrid Jungermann as a middle-aged lesbian grappling with her sexuality and gender identity. She juggles between defining herself and being defined by society. Each episode is a witty and sarcastic sketch of what a queer person has to face, and is inspired by incidents Jungermann’s own experiences. For instance, in the episode titled Family, Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candies, Puss in Boots), playing Aunt Kate, delivers a five-minute tirade during which she tries to convince herself, and us, that she is not homophobic.
Jungermann had previously written and directed The Slope, a web series about a lesbian couple in Brooklyn in New York City. The ingenuity of this series, which ran from 2010-2012, lies in the couple arguing about what constitutes being gay. “How much gayer can I get than having a fight in the park with my super gay girlfriend,” laments one of the women.
F to 7th, which ran from 2013-2014, gets its title from the F train and its Seventh Avenue stop at Park Slope, Brooklyn. The series is available on the website and the creator’s YouTube channel. The third season of the show, although eagerly awaited, will have to wait until Jungermann is done working on her first feature film, described as a dark comedy called Women Who Kill. The official synopsis sounds delicious: “lesbian ex-couple Morgan and Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, suspect Morgan’s new love interest is a murderer.”