The docuseries Tampa Baes premieres November 5 on Prime Video. The show focuses on queer women in the Florida city.
The eight-episode series 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 a press release from when the show was announced.
The series stars Ali Myers, Nelly Ramirez, Shiva Pishdad, Jordan Whitley, Marissa Gialousis, Summer Mitchell, Cuppie Bragg, Brianna Murphy, Haley Grable, Melanie Posner, Olivia Mullins, and Mack McKenzie.
“This series is fun and celebratory. In a world where there’s a dearth of content centering dynamic lesbian women, Amazon Studios is excited to bring this vibrant look at these women’s lives and give the world a real entry point to undoubtedly know and love them,” Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon Studios, said previously in a release.
Tampa Baes' out executive producer and showrunner, Melissa Bidwell said that she and her co-executive producer, Paul O’Malley, who is also out, are always on the lookout for unique groups of people willing to share their stories.
“When we heard about this group of friends in Tampa Bay, a true hidden gem for the LGBTQ+ community, we were blown away by how interesting each of the baes are,” Bidwell said in announcing the series.
“Whether it’s a coming out story from one of our ladies that will resonate with a closeted teen in Middle America, a cast member bravely and openly dealing with mental health issues, or a lesbian couple navigating being young and in love, all ages and demos will be able to watch this and relate. Well, maybe teens and up... we do have some racy stuff!” Bidwell said.
“It’s a jam-packed season,” Bidwell assured. “I’m excited for the audience to see pretty much everything! It’s definitely a wild ride.”
Watch an exclusive clip of the show here:
Rachel Shatto contributed reporting.