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Tune into Apple TV+’s Visible: Out on Television

This powerful docuseries explores the history of the LGBTQ movement through the lens of television.

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Visible: Out on Television takes a comprehensive look at LGBTQ representation on TV, featuring an impressive lineup of narrators who are passionate about queer TV and have a lot to say about how the medium has shaped the American conscience.

In five episodes premiering in February 2020, Visible tackles important TV milestones that helped move LGBTQ representation forward. The series doesn’t shy away from showcasing heartbreaking moments that highlight just how far TV has come — and how much further it needs to go.

Visible: Out on Television release date

All five episodes of Visible: Out on Television released on February 14, so you can binge the series right now.

How to watch Visible: Out on Television

Visible: Out on Television is available to stream on Apple TV+ on your smart TV, iOS or Android, iPad and Mac computers.

What is Visible: Out on Television about?

The series explores themes like invisibility, homophobia, the evolution of the LGBTQ character and coming out in the industry. Each episode focuses on a specific period that starts with early TV and slowly makes its way to the present. Visible combines archive footage with new, never-before-seen interviews with important names in the industry, like Oprah Winfrey, Rachel Maddow and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Viewers can learn more about the early, damaging portrayal of LGBTQ characters as sexual deviants and how roles evolved into more positive representation throughout the years. The series covers the Stonewall riots, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and recent breakthroughs, from Ellen DeGeneres’s coming out on her TV show in 1997 to the wider inclusivity you see on the small screen today.

Who stars in Visible: Out on Television?

The series includes plenty of recognizable names and faces, including interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper, Billy Porter, Don Lemon and Sara Ramirez. Visible is narrated by Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Waithe.

Is Visible: Out on Television any good?

Yes. The series is comprehensive, compelling, moving — and necessary. All the people interviewed bring something to the table, whether that means sharing their experience working in TV or offering relevant media analyses.

The series is widely acclaimed and earns a solid 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics describe it as “powerfully outspoken” and “vital viewing.”

Finally, the behind-the-scenes talent is impressive. Visible: Out on Television comes from Emmy-nominated filmmakers Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave, with Wanda Sykes and Wilson Cruz as executive producers.

Apple TV+ details

Apple TV+ offers an excellent lineup of original productions, including series like The Morning Show, M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller Servant and the anthology Little America.

Movies and content for kids are available on the platform. Subscriptions to Apple TV+ cost $7.99 with a seven-day free trial. Check out our list of Apple TV+ shows and movies to see what else is in store.

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