Currently in production, "Amplified" (They Rocked for EQUALITY) is an epic and electrifying feature-length LGBTQ music documentary film presented by the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA). LARA is the only organization that has been dedicated to building an entertainment platform to ensure that LGBT music culture and heritage can be included as an equally recognized music and entertainment entity.
The film captures the rich history of queer music culture & entertainment and it's influence on today's mainstream culture. Viewers are taken on an entertaining historical journey to recognize the contributions and achievements of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and trans recording artists and entertainers who dared to BE during a time when it was not safe nor legal to openly express your sexual identity or orientation.
The centerpiece of the film is the spectacular OUTMusic Awards the biggest night in LGBT music & entertainment! The film will go behind the scenes of the OUTmusic Awards to capture the passion and heart of an against all odds team of creative industry professionals who have dedicated themselves to bringing this deferred dream to the forefront of the mainstream music & entertainment industry.
The film will feature interviews from top recording artists and creative industry professionals with epic exclusive live performances. The back stories and rich history of the LGBT struggle to BE FREE will inspire audience.
The completion of this important documentary will capture the culmination of a 26 year journey to a dream long deferred for LGBT recording artists, entertainers and creative industry professionals. Finally the triumphant moment arrives for gay music culture to be celebrated equivalently during mainstream music award season.