Queer FM Episode November 9, 2021

QueerFM featured guest: Cast of 'Sort Of' New CBC TV series/Shugarboy local music producer/fashion designer

8:00am - 10:00am

We welcome to the show a number of cast members from the CBC TV / HBO MAX series SORT OF: BILAL BAIG (they/them) who plays SABI (and is the Co-creator, co-writer, co-executive producer, and lead performer) Amanda Cordner (they/them/she/her) who plays 7even, and Cassandra James (she/her) who plays Olympia.

Sort Of is a groundbreaking new CBC and HBO Max original series that follows a gender-fluid millennial South Asian character named "Sabi" who straddles various identities from the bartender at a queer bookstore/bar, to the youngest child in a large Pakistani family, to the de facto parent of a downtown Toronto hipster family. A coming-of-age story, the series exposes the labels we once poured ourselves into as no longer applicable...to anyone.

The series unapologetically represents and pushes against the walls of underrepresentation on TV to create space for queer people of South Asian, Muslim backgrounds; and of colour across North America and beyond.

Bilal will make queer-story by becoming the first queer (trans-feminine) South Asian and Muslim performer in Canada to be cast in the lead role of a primetime TV series — not to mention, starring as one of the first non-binary lead characters on North American "mainstream/network" TV.

Sort Of is a CBC and HBO Max original series; and airs in Canada on CBC TV and is available to stream on CBC Gem, CBC’s streaming service.

@sortofbilal (Instagram)

@cassandrajames_ (Instagram)

@theamandacordner (Instagram)
Artist, producer and designer, Shugarboy (He/Him) defy current conceptions of electronic music and fashion. Slipstreaming genres such as electro, house, hip-hop, rock, progressive house, and EDM, each track pushes the boundaries of traditional electronic music. The official music video was directed by Paul “Desh” Bwenjay and styled by Shugarboy and the lead designer from the Netflix series “The 100”.

Shugarboy will soon be releasing 3 additional EPs, one of those is featuring indigenous artist “DAN-AKA” and he is collaborating on several projects with topline vocalist “Aloma Steele”

Over the past 13 years he has worked obsessively on his craft and has had the privilege of collaborating on music with reputable names in the industry including Sickslaughter House’s: Jeff Daniels, Juno Award Winner: Elaine Lil’Bit Sheppard, Rhys Fulber of Delerium, Elise Estrada, Tissa Rahim, Frederik Robert, Baby C., I Know Karate, and FOX Seeds Winners: Static in the Stars. SHUGARBOY’s latest release ELECTRIC BODY (featuring Chantelle Goeujon) is available now on all the streaming services. Make sure to check out the amazing things Shugarboy is up to on his website, http://shugarboy.com/

Track Listing:

Airplane Thoughts
dhruv · dhruv
Lady Deity
Sieski · Sieski
Show Me Your Pride
Lionesses · Lionesses
Electric Body
Shugarboy · Shugarboy & Chantelle Goeujon