The Amazon Original unscripted series, “Tampa Baes,” premieres on Friday, Nov. 5 on the streaming service.

The eight-episode docuseries from 3 Ball Productions follows a young group of lesbian friends in Tampa Bay, “an ever-growing gay hotspot on the Florida shoreline,” according to an announcement.

Viewers are invited to join the young lesbian “it-crowd” navigating and celebrating life in Tampa Bay. Always ready for an adventure or a good party, this group of loyal friends — and sometimes more than friends — is ambitious and unapologetic, while constantly battling stereotypes and labels.

With all eyes on these fun-loving women at this pivotal moment in their personal and professional lives, there’s not a challenge or hot-button issue they won’t tackle, even if it means getting real with each other.

The cast includes Ali Myers, Nelly Ramirez, Shiva Pishdad, Jordan Whitley, Marissa Gialousis, Summer Mitchell, Cuppie Bragg, Brianna Murphy, Haley Grable, Melanie Posner, Olivia Mullins and McKenzie Mack.

Watch “Tampa Baes” at

Lesbians Who Are Thespians (and More)

Over the past year, lesbians from across the region have found a supportive, creative space at The Foundry in Wilton Manors. “Lesbian Thespians” has hosted monthly open houses, spoken word performances, concerts and more.

Some events have been so well-attended that the group outgrew the intimate theater space on Dixie Highway. The next open house will be Nov. 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Wilton Collective, 2365 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors. The event is free, but registration is requested at

On Nov. 12 and 13, Lesbian Thespians will host two performances by queer singer and songwriter Tret Fure. Fure has released 17 albums and CDs over the course of a 50-year career. In the early 1980s, Fure discovered the blossoming genre known as Women's Music. She recorded with and produced some of the most popular women's music, including the legendary "Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall" (1983). She later worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the ‘90s, producing, engineering and releasing three CDs together.

In January 2020, Fure released her latest album, “Stone by Stone,” her most mature and moving collection to date. The title song is an autobiographical look at love through the lens of time. Fure will be presenting material from the new CD along with other favorites at the Foundry.

Tickets are $10 – 35 at