Nikki & Nora

Boot up your computer, grab a to-go-cup, and laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll)!


Nikki & Nora follows New Orleans locals Nikki Beaumont (Liz Vassey) and Nora Delaney (Christina Cox), former NOPD cops turned private investigators.  They navigate the channels of their personal life together alongside their dedication to uncovering the truth in the one city that really likes to keep its secrets, New Orleans. 



The original Nikki & Nora pilot, shot in 2004, was the first lesbian-themed drama series in serious consideration for a network TV slot.   When this “ahead of its time” series did not get an order, the pilot was leaked on the Internet to an underserved TV audience, a loyal fan base was created… And they never stopped loving their favorite Big Easy couple.  YouTube exploded with videos and tributes to the couple, as well as fan-fiction sites dedicated to imagining and telling the stories of these two women who inspired them.


When creator, Nancylee Myatt, approached her stars about a reboot of her original idea, they came on board without hesitation to recreate their roles as Nikki and Nora. Nikki & Nora will be the first time an unaired network pilot has been re-imagined and made for distribution exclusively on the web.  All made possible by fans that would not let go of this concept and this crime fighting couple in America’s oldest party town.  They rallied around the creator, producers and cast supporting the crowd-funding campaign, which is now the largest funded campaign with lesbian lead characters – surpassing their goal by 30%.  The first released trailer has proven so popular, so fast, it is clear the audience is much broader than anticipated. In a television landscape loaded with garden-variety procedurals, there is room for one that is sexy, funny and as mysterious as the city it is set in.


SEASON ONE takes Nikki and Nora into the underbelly of the New Orleans music scene when they’re hired to work on a case that puts them in the spotlight and the headlights: the possible murder of an up-and-coming musician.  Meanwhile at home, Nikki and Nora tackle the rising tide of core family issues while their new home is in the throes of renovation.  Guest starring: Jim Beaver, Tess Harper, Janina Gravankar, Armin Shimerman, Kitty Swink, Aasha Davis, Larry Poindexter.

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God Des and She: Never Give Up

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.

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I Hate Tommy Finch


I Hate Tommy Finch is a one-act, two-woman, all-queer play about the roller coaster friendship (and romance) of two girls 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 every lesbian wished for…and then some.

By Julie Keck, Jessica King, and Christin Mell, . Starring Nicole Pacent (Anyone But Me) & Shannan Leigh Reeve (tello’s Cowgirl Up.)


Want more?

If you like I Hate Tommy Finch, watch more shows by the team behind it:

  • Roomies (starring Julie Goldman & Brandy Howard)
  • The Throwaways (starring Ashley Anderson, Bridget McManus & more)
  • #Hashtag (starring Caitlin Bergh, Laura Zak & Marnie Alton)


tello is proud to host TWO seasons of McManusland on our site. Season One is free; Season Two is part of our premium content.

  • In Season One, we got to know comic actress Bridget McManus, who wants to be bigger than Oprah — not in circumference, but in star power. Her only claim to “fame” is her variety show, “The Bridget McManus Half-Hour Comedy Hour,” on the low-rent gay TV network ICON. Unfortunately, that show has just been canceled.  Her level-headed wife, Karman, tries to be supportive, but Bridget has her own (slightly delusional) ideas about how to play the fame game.  Follow the misadventures of McManus and her family in this mockumentary series.
  • In Season Two, Bridget’s path to the big time encounters some bumps, and she has to choose between following her own dreams or supporting those of her lovely wife Karman, who has found a new calling in the form of her rock bank Peg Leg, and their (apparently) extremely talented dog Taffy Davenport, who is off traveling the world with her new TV show.

“A self-reflexive mockumentary style series, McManusland is part Parks and Recreation with its purposeful pauses and asides to the camera, and part Curb Your Enthusiasm with Bridget’s hilariously cringe-inducing moments of pseudo self-awareness. But at the end of the day it’s really all Bridget with her cracker-jack comic command of the camera and her ability to appear fully without irony while ranting about something ridiculous.”  ~

Who Knows Her Better

Who Knows Her Better?

Who Knows Her Better? is the game show that asks the question: Who knows a woman better – her guy or her gay? Filmed in front of live audiences in Chicago, IL. Hosted by Elizabeth Keener (The L Word) & Georg Coleman (Worst Cooks in America.)


If you like the live feel of Who Knows Her Better?, check out Gay Street Therapy.

For the complete list of our webseries, click here.