McTucky Fried High | Press Kit
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“... a new bi-monthly animated web series that is, in my humble opinion, fabulous.”
- IndieWire’s Bent Blog
McTucky Fried High, the comedic, animated web series about an ensemble of teen foods is launching Season 2! Season 2 premieres June 6, 2016, running for 7 episodes, with the season finale on July 18th, 2016. Season 1 received the Critic’s Choice Award at Shorts Showcase - Palm Springs 2016, has over 56,000 views on YouTube, screened at film festivals around the world and received praise from the likes of Seventeen, IndieWire, The Daily Dot, Huffington Post, Chicago Magazine, and more. Season 1 was also dubbed in Japanese by students of Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan with a plan to dub Season 2 upon completion.
McTucky Fried High stands out as one of the only LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) animated cartoons to date. Season 2 uses humor to tackle religion, racism, feminism, and STD’s while foregrounding and affirming LGBTQ characters and experiences. McTucky Fried High is leading the way with cartoons like Steven Universe, the Legend of Korra, and Gen Zed featuring specifically LGBTQ characters and story lines.
Creator, Director and Executive Producer Robert-Carnilius uses his own life, creative passions and community involvement in hopes of generating an entertaining, insightful and humorous cartoon. The McTucky Fried High cast and crew are also comprised predominantly of LGBTQ people and people of color, going beyond visibility by using personal empowerment to shape and create media that has a personal, political and artistic impact.
The overwhelming lack of representation of LGBTQ affirming narratives in media and production by LGBTQ people, especially LGBTQ people of color perpetuates the harsh realities many LGBTQ youth experience. McTucky Fried High aims to change that. As a web based series, it is free to anyone with internet access and affirms many gender identities, sexualities and struggles youth face.
McTucky Fried High is graciously funded by fans, family, the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund and the Albert P. Weisman Award.