Watch a trailer for the upcoming Gaycation TV series, hosted by Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, below. From VICELAND, VICE’s new TV network, in Gaycation, Ellen and best friend Ian journey around the world, learning about various LGBTQ cultures.
Locations include: Japan, Brazil, Jamaica, and the US. Gaycation premieres Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:00pm. Here is the trailer:
VICELAND says, “Ellen and Ian discover the multiplicity of LGBTQ experiences, meeting amazing people and hearing their deeply moving stories of struggle and triumph.”
Get more Gaycation details from this press release:
VICELAND RELEASES FIRST TRAILER FOR NEW SERIES “GAYCATION”
GAYCATION will premiere on VICELAND on Wednesday, March 2nd at 10PM.
January 26, 2016 – VICELAND, VICE’s new TV network, launched the first trailer for GAYCATION, a brand new series hosted by Ellen Page and Ian Daniel. Ellen and her best friend Ian set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world. From Japan to Brazil, Jamaica to America, they discover the multiplicity of LGBTQ experiences, meeting amazing people and hearing their deeply moving stories of struggle and triumph. GAYCATION celebrates the state of LGBTQ identities across the globe. The series premieres on Wednesday, March 2nd at 10PM.
VICELAND is developed and produced by VICE, the Emmy(R) and Peabody Award-winning youth media brand and content studio – in a unique venture with A+E Networks(R). Oscar(R)-winning writer/director Spike Jonze, a longtime VICE partner, serves as Creative Director of VICELAND. VICELAND will be a 24-hour cable channel specially programmed with engaging, original content across the worlds of culture, food, sex, fashion, music, sports, and much more. The network launches on February 29th, 2016. Jonze and VICE’s chief content officer Eddy Moretti worked closely with the filmmakers in developing the VICELAND programming.
Says Jonze, “The mission of VICELAND is to create a place where we can create content that reflects how we see the world. Everything on the channel will have a point of view: either our point of view or the point of view of someone who inspires us. That means a willingness to stick out your neck and say ‘this is what I think.'” He continued, The channel “is a collection of personal points of view, all unscripted shows made by filmmakers,” Oscar-winning writer/director and the network’s creative director Spike Jonze said in introducing the session. “We’re trying to make a channel that feels personal,” he added, delivered by “a group of people trying to understand the world we live in.”
Most TV channels are just a collection of shows – VICELAND is a collection of personal points-of-view. Everything at VICELAND has a reason to exist and a strong perspective. Our mission is to examine the world we live in, and explore the things that confuse us, make us curious, make us laugh, or awaken our sense of wonder.
Launching February 29th, 2016, VICELAND features series examining all things culture, including music, food, technology, sex, fashion and more. The channel is overseen by Oscar-winning writer/director Spike Jonze, a long-time VICE partner and creative director for the company, and features series hosted by VICE newcomers like Ellen Page, Ian Daniel, Michael K Williams and Hailey Gates, as well as longtime VICE hosts like Action Bronson, Thomas Morton and Eddie Huang.
What? You haven’t heard of VICELAND? Read this November 4, 2015 announcement from VICE:
Dear VICE fans,
Over the past several years we’ve been making tons (thousands) of videos and documentaries for you, devoted to the topics and the subjects that you find most important, weird, or just plain funny.
We are thrilled to announce our latest venture – VICELAND – a 24-hour cable channel featuring hundreds of hours of new programming. It goes live on February 29. We’ve been shooting and cutting for months, and we can’t wait to share with you our vision of what television should look like. The new shows are awesome. When we started making them, collaborating with our friends in the extended VICE family, we really didn’t know how they would come together to create a TV channel. But when we saw what we had, we knew we were on to something really special.
Spike Jonze has been working with us on the new channel and he said it best: “It feels like most channels are just a collection of shows. We wanted VICELAND to be different, to feel like everything on there has a reason to exist and a strong point of view. Our mission with the channel is not that different from what our mission is as a company: It’s us trying to understand the world we live in by producing pieces about things we’re curious about, or confused about, or that we think are funny.”
We posted a trailer giving you a peek into VICELAND, so watch it and tell us what you think. We’re dying to know.
Here’s the VICELAND trailer, referenced above:
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the new Gaycation TV show? When it premieres on the new cable channel, VICELAND, do you plan to check it out?