New lesbian reality show ‘Tampa Baes’ coming to Amazon Prime this fall

No exact date has been announced.

click to enlarge The "Baes."  (L to R) Ali Myers, Nelly Ramirez, Shiva Pishdad, Jordan Whitley, Marissa Gialousis, Summer Mitchell, Cuppie Bragg, Brianna Murphy, Haley Grable, Melanie Posner, Olivia Mullins, Mack McKenzie. - PHOTO VIA AMAZON
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The "Baes." (L to R) Ali Myers, Nelly Ramirez, Shiva Pishdad, Jordan Whitley, Marissa Gialousis, Summer Mitchell, Cuppie Bragg, Brianna Murphy, Haley Grable, Melanie Posner, Olivia Mullins, Mack McKenzie.

Tampa Bay is no stranger to reality shows. In the past few years the area has witnessed an influx of straight-centric, and incredibly himbo shows like "Floribama Shore" and "Siesta Key," but now a local LGBTQ+ centered series is finally in the mix.

Amazon Studios announced the release of "Tampa Baes" on Monday. From 3 Ball Productions, the eight-episode series follows a young group of lesbian friends in the “ever-growing gay hotspot” of Tampa Bay. 

“Meet the Tampa Baes: The young lesbian ‘it-crowd’ navigating and celebrating life in Tampa Bay—Florida’s LGBTQ+ hub and the place to see and be seen,” says a press release. “Always ready for an adventure or a good party, this group of loyal friends – and sometimes more than friends – is ambitious and unapologetic while constantly battling stereotypes and labels. With all eyes on these fun-loving women at this pivotal moment in their personal and professional lives, there’s not a challenge or hot-button issue they won’t tackle, even if it means getting real with each other.”  

The cast, or “baes” include: 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.

"Working on this show has been an incredible experience, and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I'm thrilled this type of series can exist in the premium streaming space,” executive producer Melissa Bidwell said in a statement. 

No exact date has been announced, but “Tampa Baes” will premiere in the fall on Prime Video.

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Katie Delk

Katie Delk is a University of Florida junior studying journalism and anthropology. Over the summer, she is a Creative Loafing Tampa Bay intern. Check out her writing for local music and environment news.

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