Logo TV will launch its newest series with a powerful documentary exploring the possibility of an anti-straight hate-crime.
Out in the Night will debut June 22 on the LGBT-focused channel as part of its new series, Logo Documentary Films. The series will premiere one new film per month, and aims to spotlight LGBT experiences and culture.
"LGBT culture is rich with remarkable stories and storytellers and, with Logo Documentary Films, we've committed to bringing films that bring the vivid color of the experience to life," said Pamela Post, Logo's head of original programming, in a statement. "These films entertain, enlighten, and deeply engage, and we're proud to share them with our audience."
Directed by Blair Dorosh-Walther, Out in the Night centers on a 2006 Greenwich Village assault case involving seven African-American women, who allegedly attacked a male filmmaker after he forcefully threatened the group of friends. The victim believed that the women, who are lesbians, committed a "hate crime against a straight man," according to NBC News. Dubbed "killer lesbians" by the media, four of the women were later tried and convicted for attempted murder. Mainstream media coverage often made fun of the women for defending themselves.
At press time, Logo has announced the next five films that will fill out its new series. Those films explore topics ranging from the life of Matthew Shepard, to the definition of equality outside the Western world, to an epic 1973 fashion show-turned-duel at the Palace of Versailles.
Watch the trailer for Out in the Night below.