For years people having been asking why there isn’t an animated queer web series set around pieces of food that go to high school. Ok, nobody was wondering why it hadn’t been made, but when McTucky Fried High arrived it turned out to be a very good idea, as it proved to be a very entertaining way to look at real-life teen LGBTQ issues from a different perspective.
Season 1 was great fun (you can watch it below), and now the makers are looking for crowdfunding cash to make Season 2. The team has already received a $9,000 grant from the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund and Albert. P Weisman Award and are now hoping to raise the remaining $16,000 they need.
The makers promise that, ‘Season 2 will release seven episodes starting February 2016, and will use humor to tackle religion, feminism, STD’s and race – all while foregrounding and affirming LGBTQ characters and experiences. McTucky Fried High stands out as one of the only LGBTQ animated cartoons to date.’
And if you’re in Chiacgo and want to help while having a good time, the McTucky Fried High team is hosting a screening of Season 1 Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Columbia College Chicago 623 S. Wabash Ave. There is a suggested donation of $15-20, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. There will also be live music by Scott Nadeau and table reads of season 2 episodes followed by Q&A with McTucky Fried High creator and director, Robert-Carnilius. The crowdunding campaign ends on December 3, 2015.
Take a look at the crowdfunding video and Season 1 below, and then head over to Indiegogo to help out.