Tucky Williams

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Tucky Williams
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OccupationFilm maker, actress, screenwriter

Tucky Williams is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actress. She is known for creating and portraying Evan in the Amazon streaming series Girl/Girl Scene.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Williams began college at the age of fifteen. She studied meteorology and journalism.[2] As a meteorologist, she has worked on-air for the ABC affiliate station in Lexington, KY.[3] She also works as a yoga instructor.[4]

Williams has been vocal about having epilepsy. She used her experiences with epilepsy as a plot for her character on Girl/Girl Scene.[2]

Career[edit]

Williams created, wrote, and executive produced the LGBT-themed web series Girl/Girl Scene. She played the lead character, Evan.[5] Dagger Kiss, a lesbian web series take on the fantasy genre, premiered in 2016. Williams both created it and starred as the protagonist, named Arden.[6][7]

She made her directorial debut with the short film Juliet and Romeo, a lesbian version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.[8] She produced and acted in the short film Othello: Desdemona's Death, her second lesbian twist on a Shakespeare play (Othello).[9] She executive produced, wrote, and directed Girl/Girl Scene, a 2019 film based on the series.[10]

Williams began her film acting career in the role of Vix, a zombie slayer, in the cult horror film Dead Moon Rising (2007).[11] She played the lead role of Dana Fontaine in direct-to-video film Shadows Light (2008).[12] She also had featured roles as Becca in Blink (2007), and as Ranger Darcy in Red River (2011).

Influences[edit]

Asked about the extent to which her films draw on her life experience, Williams responded, "I had never seen a show that depicted what life was like for me and my friends. We’re queer and we love it. We don’t wish we were straight – the opposite, in fact. We dress like boys, listen to indie bands, and canoodle with cute girls. I think all good writing has to be autobiographical to some extent."[13]

Accolades[edit]

Williams was named as one of The Advocate's "40 Under 40", a list of "budding powerhouses, leaders in media, politics, sports and science ... architects of the next decade."[5]

She won an award for Best Screenplay for her work on Girl/Girl Scene at the World Independent Film Expo.[2]

In 2012, she made the top ten on the AfterEllen "Hot 100", a list of "the hottest 100 women on Earth"[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Girl/Girl Scene
  2. ^ a b c Minero, Emelina. "Q&A with Tucky Williams". Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  3. ^ "Web-series creator Tucky Williams sees success in the numbers". kentucky. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  4. ^ "AMBIENTE MAGAZINE | REVISTA | LGBT | LATINO | HISPANIC". www.ambiente.us. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  5. ^ a b "Forty Under 40". Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  6. ^ "Dagger Kiss - A Bold Lesbian Fantasy Web Series". The 7th Matrix. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
  7. ^ "Dagger Kiss (TV Series 2016– )". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  8. ^ Gilchrist, Tracy E. (May 6, 2015). "WATCH: Girl/Girl Scene's Tucky Williams Gives Romeo and Juliet a Lesbian Spin". Shewired.com. Archived from the original on May 8, 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  9. ^ "WATCH: 'Girl/Girl Scene's' Tucky Williams Does a Lesbian Take on 'Othello'". Pride.com. November 13, 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Tucky Williams from Girl/Girl Scene: Atlanta Film Chat Episode 273". CinemATL Magazine. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  11. ^ Keehnen, Owen. "Louisville is Zombietown: Talking With Dead Moon Rising Bad-Ass Tucky Williams". Racksandrazors.com. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  12. ^ Phalin, Mike (August 15, 2008). "Shadows Light (DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  13. ^ Bendix, Trish (June 10, 2010). "An interview with Tucky Williams". AfterEllen. Archived from the original on March 20, 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Announcing the 2012 AfterEllen Hot 100! - AfterEllen". AfterEllen. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2016-11-17.

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