SAN FRANCISCO/PHILADELPHIA—NakedSword Film Works and Breaking Glass Pictures have announced the launch of their new LGBTQ video streaming service Qreel (pronounced "Q-reel").
Qreel intends to be the destination for those looking for movies and other content that tells the intricate and compelling stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer lives, offering high-quality content for everyone in the LGBTQ community. From award-winning features to captivating documentaries and progressive short films, Qreel will provide an already large and continually expanding library of queer cinema that will inspire viewers to love, laugh, cry, think, and celebrate the queer world around them.
Qreel is the result of a partnership between NakedSword Film Works (NSFW), a producer and curator of LGBTQ features and shorts founded by innovative adult entertainment giants NakedSword and Falcon Studios, and the trailblazing and globally-connected film distribution company Breaking Glass Pictures (BGP). These pioneering and imaginative companies have come together to provide a new way to experience the best in LGBTQ cinema.
"Ever since NakedSword Film Works produced I Want Your Love and we saw the popularity of the NSFW section on NakedSword.com, I wanted to develop a streaming video platform dedicated to offering our community powerful and engaging entertainment," stated Tim Valenti, NakedSword Network and Falcon Studios President. "Working with Breaking Glass Pictures on Seed Money: The Story of Chuck Holmes and learning more about their library of content, it was clear that they were a perfect partner to launch this site. Qreel.com is only the beginning. Our vision is to build Qreel into a vast media network and become the best LGBTQ entertainment media distribution service."
"We are so proud to be partnering with NSFW on this exciting new venture," said Rich Wolff, CEO of Breaking Glass Pictures. "Since our beginnings in 2009, Breaking Glass Pictures has been fully committed to the wide spectrum of LGBTQ films. We are always looking for new and creative projects that tell a story and represent every facet of the LGBTQ community. This new venture is poised to be a huge step forward in bringing these stories to a new generation of viewers. Qreel will be the ultimate 'go to' streaming site for all things queer."
Breaking Glass Pictures and NakedSword Film Works first partnered to bring the "salacious, poignant, and inspiring" (Queerty) documentary Seed Money: The Story of Chuck Holmes, the story surrounding the rise and tragic end of the founder and figurehead of Falcon Studios, directed by industry veteran Michael Stabile. Seed Money will be available upon the launch of Qreel.com alongside over 100 other titles encompassing a mix of award-winning foreign and domestic LGBT features and shorts.
Subscriptions to Qreel cost $9.95/month or $79.95/year, and membership may be canceled at any time.