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You are women (mostly). You are queer (often). You are lesbian, bi, undecided, complex, fluid, soft butches, hard femmes. You are allies, mothers, daughters, bosses, explorers, dreamers, doers, go-getters, and go-get-hers.

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We exist because of YOU, the fans of our programming, our fellow creatives.

  • The List

    2 Videos

  • Bumblefck USA

    1 Video

  • Lip Service

    2 Seasons

  • Nikki & Nora

    2 Seasons

  • S and M Sally (ww)

    2 Videos

  • Heterosexual Jill (ww)

    2 Videos

  • I Hate Tommy Finch

    1 Season

  • Fear of Water

    2 Videos

  • Brushfires

    1 Video

  • Butch Jamie

    2 Videos

  • Maybelle

    1 Season

  • Sometimes in Life

    2 Videos

  • Mixed Messages

    2 Videos

  • I Kissed a Girl

    1 Season

  • Was am ende Zahlt (Nothing Else ...

    2 Videos

  • Girl King

    2 Videos

  • McManusLand

    1 Season

  • S and M Sally (us)

    2 Videos

  • Bridget McManus Live at ClexaCon

    2 Videos

  • The Throwaways

    2 Seasons

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  1. The List

    2 Videos

    Do you have a list? You know that list of celebrities you get a "pass" if you are able to sleep with them. At a wedding that she is catering, Chole meets a celebrity on her List and her life is never the same.

  2. Bumblefck USA

    1 Video

    Distraught by the suicide of her gay friend Matt, Alexa travels from Amsterdam to her dead friend’s small American town, hoping to uncover the reasons that led Matt to take his own life. She arrives with a backpack, her video camera and intentions to make a film about what it must be like to be gay in Bumblefck, USA. At the end of her hot summer weeks in Bumblefck, she’s made a new special friend, clashed with others, and ultimately discovered more...

  3. Lip Service

    2 Seasons

    Gay photographer Frankie Alan returns to her native Glasgow after a two year absence to be met by straight best friend Jay. Carol, the aunt who brought her up on her parents' deaths, has died and Frankie is intrigued by a message Carol left on her answer phone before her death. Frankie's former lover Cat, whom she dumped, goes on a date with policewoman Sam, who leaves halfway through supposedly for work but Cat wonders if it is not because of her ...

  4. Nikki & Nora

    2 Seasons

    Nikki and Nora are NOPD detectives partnered together both as police officers and as lovers in a passionate, but undisclosed relationship. They are assigned to a newly formed Special Crimes Unit of the New Orleans Police Department.

  5. S and M Sally (ww)

    2 Videos

    When Jamie finds out her girlfriend Jill has spent time exploring BDSM, her insecurities about falling behind in the bedroom push her to propose that they start going to underground clubs. Identifying as the butch one in a traditional butch/femme couple, Jamie assumes she will take the dominant role in their escapades, with Jill as her submissive, but Jill has ideas of her own.
    Meanwhile, their friends Lola and David start dating the polyamorous...

  6. Heterosexual Jill (ww)

    2 Videos

    "Unable to make progress with her ex-lesbian conversion path, a neurotic ""All American"" Jill tracks down her butch ex-girlfriend Jamie to prove to herself that she is no longer attracted to her. Strung along by guilt and desire, Jamie agrees to the preposterous plan of ""dating"" Jill so that Jill can close this chapter of her life and move forward with men.

    Meanwhile, David and Lola compete for the affections of José, a sexually ambiguous ...

  7. I Hate Tommy Finch

    1 Season

    A one-act, two-women, all-queer play about two friends who find themselves together again and again, and their roller coaster friendship (and romance) from ages 8 to 35. They navigate not only run-of-the-mill coming-of age-issues (changing bodies, bullies, parent problems, losing their virginity, etc.) but questions about their own (and each other’s) sexuality. Sexy, sassy, and sophisticated, I Hate Tommy Finch is sort of like the John Hughes movie...

  8. Fear of Water

    2 Videos

    In this portrait of self-discovery, a budding friendship develops between teenage girls Alexia (Lily Loveless, Skins) and Eleanor (Chloe Partridge) over one life-changing summer.

    Coming from different socioeconomic backgrounds, Eleanor lives in a strict proper home with a planned future but a family living in silence. Alexia, on the other hand, cannot seem to transcend the search for her family’s next meal. Sharing lazy summer days, rushed first...

  9. Brushfires

    1 Video

    When a shy girl, secretly in love with her rocker-grrl housemate, meets an unbalanced heiress on the run, anything could (and does) happen in BRUSHFIRES. As the three women negotiate the dangerous relationships among them, the seven women directors weave a sensual tale of suspense. Drawing inspiration from the poem by Jessica Wilbur and the surrealist parlour game, The Exquisite Corpse, each director selected a word or phrase on which to base her s...

  10. Butch Jamie

    2 Videos

    Jamie Klein is an out-of-work butch lesbian actor willing to try almost anything for a role. Femme, Butch, and Male Jamie all make appearances throughout this quirky, gender-bending comedy about struggling for success in Hollywood.

  11. Maybelle

    1 Season

    After the death of her mother, 35-year old Maybelle Garris must learn to live for herself, as a gay women in the south, who’s still in love with her best friend from High School. You can watch this if you become a premium subscriber on tello.

  12. Sometimes in Life

    2 Videos

    Jill, a young fashion designer, finds herself feeling insecure about her relationship with her flirtatious girlfriend and her budding fashion career. Rob, a thirty-something who is a jobless do-nothing, just lost his father and is doing some soul searching on his slacker lifestyle. When these two unexpectedly meet and begin to see their weaknesses in each other,they realize they both lost their way in life - but can they help each other get back on...

  13. Mixed Messages

    2 Videos

    The movie follows thirty-something Ren as she navigates her way through a year on the queer scene in Berlin and struggles to find connection in the post-trendy world of polyamory, BDSM and militant veganism.

  14. I Kissed a Girl

    1 Season

    For lesbians, kissing a girl for the first time is a mind-blowing, life-changing big deal. Filmmaker Jen Sheridan captures the tales of lesbians of all ages recalling the magical moment of the first time they kissed a girl in this charming documentary series. Bonus: lots of cute Southern accents!

  15. Was am ende Zahlt (Nothing Else Matters)

    2 Videos

    Running away from home, Carla wants to go to Lyon in order to study fashion. But at the train station all her luggage is stolen and she has to stick with Rico who offers her a job on his construction site so she can earn money to finance her journey. Nearby Carla meets Lucie who lives on a bar-transformed boat. Lucie and Carla with their completely different concepts of life are brought together by destiny. Through their interaction Carla realizes ...

  16. Girl King

    2 Videos

    With a fistful of fetish in every frame, Girl King is a sexy, swashbuckling, gender-bending adventure on the high seas. When a naïve baby Butch is taken prisoner by the infamous pirate Captain Candy, a hunt begins to find the Queens stolen treasure. In a world where men were men, and girls were girls, the loss of the Queens treasure has turned things upside down. Now, tops are bottomed, pirate captains are seduced by tranny sailors and cross-dress...

  17. McManusLand

    1 Season

    McManusland is an original mockumentary-style series featuring the hilarious Bridget McManus and her wife Karman Kregloe (formerly of AfterEllen.) In Season 2, about a year has passed since we last checked in with the McManus/Kregloe clan, and a lot has changed. Karman quit her job to start her band (Pegleg), Taffy's ICON network television show, Two and a Half Taffys, is a worldwide hit, and there's a new addition to the family...Taffy 2.0?

  18. S and M Sally (us)

    2 Videos

    When Jamie finds out her girlfriend Jill has spent time exploring BDSM, her insecurities about falling behind in the bedroom push her to propose that they start going to underground clubs. Identifying as the butch one in a traditional butch/femme couple, Jamie assumes she will take the dominant role in their escapades, with Jill as her submissive, but Jill has ideas of her own.

    Meanwhile, their friends Lola and David start dating the polyamorous...

  19. Bridget McManus Live at ClexaCon

    2 Videos

    ClexaCon Vegas 2018 Comedy Night featured some hilarious out comics. We were lucky enough to get their performance on video and Bridget graciously allowed us to put it up on tello! Check out this hilarious set of comedy by Bridget McManus.

  20. The Throwaways

    2 Seasons

    When newly out teen Olivia loses her family, her home, and her future in one fell swoop, she's taken in by a resilient group of lesbian misfits. Things can only get better. Right?
    Despite the repeal of DADT and the recent Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, LGBT kids are still being bullied, harassed, and thrown out of their homes because of their sexuality. The Throwaways follows straight-A, straight-laced, and anything but straight Oliv...

  21. I Can't Think Straight

    2 Videos

    I Can Think Straight centers on the relationship between the rich, headstrong Tala, a Jordanian woman and terminal engagement-breaker who faces extreme pressure to marry a well-off Middle-Eastern man, and Leyla, a talented but introspective Indian-British woman who faces similar pressure at home. They meet through Ali, a young man Leyla dates casually (though her mother would like to hear wedding bells), and immediately hit it off, beginning a vibr...

  22. Idle Thoughts

    2 Videos

    When a demanding lover inspires her to write, an idle woman must fake the relationship in order to complete her new book.

  23. Heterosexual Jill (us)

    2 Videos

    Unable to make progress with her ex-lesbian conversion path, a neurotic "All American" Jill tracks down her butch ex-girlfriend Jamie to prove to herself that she is no longer attracted to her. Strung along by guilt and desire, Jamie agrees to the preposterous plan of "dating" Jill so that Jill can close this chapter of her life and move forward with men.

    Meanwhile, David and Lola compete for the affections of José, a sexually ambiguous and se...

  24. Shorts on tello

    2 Seasons

    From interviews to short films, tello offers the finest lesbian shorts!

  25. Croc-a-Dyke Dundee: The Legend of Daw...

    2 Videos

    A documentary about the woman who opened some of the first gay and lesbian bars in Sydney, Australia in the fifties.

  26. The Chanticleer

    1 Season

    When Edie Chaucer inherits the family bar, she returns to her upstate New York home, determined to make the place her own. Will shady business operations and questionable clientele throw a wrench in her plan?

  27. Roomies

    2 Seasons

    Best friends Sam (Julie Goldman) and Alex (Brandy Howard) seem to have found the perfect apartment, but there’s a catch - they have to convince everyone they’re a couple to keep it.

  28. Riley Parra

    2 Seasons

    Based upon Geonn Cannon’s popular book series, Detective Riley Parra grew up in the crime-ridden, oft-forgotten No Man’s Land. What seems like a routine homicide case, however, leads her to realize that angels and demons are real, and she is the champion for good in the fight of good versus evil.

  29. Liberty's Secret

    2 Videos

    The squeaky-clean daughter of a "family values" preacher becomes a national political sensation and falls in love with her spin doctor -- another woman.

  30. Grrl's Guide to Filmmaking

    1 Season

    Rolla Selbak shares her personal Hollywood vlogs as she visits some of the freshest female filmmakers making it happen today. She sneaks us into the Paramount writers room with Faith Soloway, writer on the breakthrough Amazon series Transparent, stumbles into Cathy DeBuono's backyard, gets the juicy details from Guinevere Turner and how she came up with the title "The L Word", and much….much more. Grrl's Guide To Filmmaking, showing you the magic, ...

  31. Sometimes in Life: Trailer

    1 Video

    Jill, a young fashion designer, finds herself feeling insecure about her relationship with her flirtatious girlfriend and her budding fashion career. Rob, a thirty-something who is a jobless do-nothing, just lost his father and is doing some soul searching on his slacker lifestyle. When these two unexpectedly meet and begin to see their weaknesses in each other,they realize they both lost their way in life - but can they help each other get back on...

  32. Rent Controlled

    1 Season

    When the love of her life breaks up with her the day after they move in together, Heather (Heather Dean) has to decide if she should move on, move out, or put on the moves that would win back Jennifer's (Remy Maelen) heart.

  33. My Brother's War

    2 Videos

    On the day of her engagement, Grace Kieler finds her family and fiancé divided on political matters. With her future husband off to join the Union army and her brother vowing loyalty to the Confederates, she is torn. She promises her father that she will protect and care for her brother. Upon her father's death Grace decides to cut her hair, don her brother's clothes, and take his name to join the ranks of the Rebel army. She must find him and kee...

  34. Gay Street Therapy

    3 Seasons

    You (we) have problems. They (Julie Goldman & Brandy Howard) want to help you. Sort of. Gay Street Therapy is tello's '(b)advice' show staring Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard, a comic duo with lots to say about anything anyone on their couch wants to talk about. In this series, they tackle the toughest (and sexiest) lady lesbian problems with tact and finesse. Or something like that. The results are hilarious and highly inappropriate. Warning: stro...

  35. Tempa Kill

    1 Season

    Two women: one an assassin, one in pest control. They meet, fall in love, and take down the notorious mafia lumber king. Sex, bugs, and pest control: Tempa Kill! On telefilms.com October 29!

    Tempa Kill season one is about Julia, an assassin, who ends up falling for Dori, a woman in pest control. Julia must kill George Kaplan, the King of all things lumber, or else the agency will be terminated. Doris nemesis, Jeff, a man who kills mice, will do ...

  36. RED

    4 Seasons

    RED, a webseries that tells the story of Mel Béart and Liz Malmo, two actresses who meet while shooting a short film and end up taking to their real lives the romantic relationship that they portray in fiction as Scarlet and Simone.

  37. Plus One

    1 Season

    Four friends fall in and out of love as they navigate life’s ups and downs.

  38. Beyond Love

    2 Videos

    Anna and Marina are in love and they have been living together for over 10 years. Stefano and Tony, a gay couple, are their best friends. Since her childhood Marina has been really closed to Stefano. They are true friends: one soul in two bodies. Anna tells Marina that she would like to have a baby to strengthen their relationship. Marina reacts enthusiastically , but there is a problem: they both want to be mothers… They end up threatening each ...

  39. The World Unseen

    2 Videos

    A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.

    The movie follows the story of two Indian–South African women who fall in love in the racist, sexist society of apartheid South Africa in 1952. Featuring excellent performances from leads Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth, the movie is a charming, well-crafted period drama done right.

  40. Dana Goldberg Comedy Show

    1 Season

    Dana Goldberg makes us laugh! Goldberg continues to combine her gift of humor with humanitarian efforts raising significant funds to fight HIV/AIDS and joins LGBT communities and organizations across the country to raise national awareness in the fight for equality. In addition to her hilarious comedy and side-splitting performances, Goldberg has shared the national stage with President Barack Obama, Jane Lynch and the cast of GLEE, Lady Gaga, Kath...

  41. Brunch With Bridget

    3 Seasons

    Bridget McManus. In bed. With some of the hottest queer and queer-friendly stars around. Seriously...do you need more than that?

  42. Secs & EXECS

    1 Season

    his Emmy-nominated workplace comedy follows the parallel lives of executives and their secretaries over the course of one day.

  43. The Book of Gabrielle

    2 Videos

    Gabrielle is writing an illustrated guide book on sex called 'How To Do It.' At a book signing she meets Saul, an established male writer who is straight. She both loves and hates his work which has seeped into her secular Jewish life from childhood. The more Gabrielle tells him about her book the more he wants to know about her life; the relationship with her younger girlfriend Olivia and her determination to "stop using my penis in sex". As her b...

  44. Happy Wife Happy Life

    3 Seasons

    Four wives. Two couples. One “Merstery Bowl.” Zero experts. Endless hilarity. Join Bridget McManus, Karman Kregloe (married 9 years) and Cat Davis and Kristen Smith (married 2 years) as they answer the tough and not-so-tough relationship and marriage questions.

  45. Never Give Up

    1 Season

    Follow queer hip-hop duo God Des & She on the road while they bare all about the genesis of their partnership, their dedication to their fans, and their determination to make the world a better place for every member of the LGBT community.

  46. The Flannel Channel

    1 Season

    College student Jordan (Kaytra Parkman) is hopelessly, helplessly in love with her best friend Ashley (Megan DeHart). What’s a useless lesbian to do? Find out in this clever comedy.

  47. Red is the Color of

    2 Videos

    The tense marriage between two artists is disrupted when the husbands provocative nude model ignites his wifes sexual and spiritual awakening. In a three way game of subtle seduction, each confronts unfulfilled desires and festering frustrations that threaten to destroy the illusions of their lives.

    Mary Shaws (Irina Björklund) signature blood paintings have made her a celebrity in the art world. Meanwhile, her husband, David Stellar (Peter Fra...

  48. Unicorn Plan-It

    2 Seasons

    UNICORN PLAN-IT is an indie webseries about planning things...

  49. ...and much more!