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Multicultural youth cross-platform entertainment brand Fuse Media has announced the next three documentaries to make their US TV premieres as part of its FUSE DOCS series and that romcom Venus will be the first film to be part of its FUSE FILMS franchise.
FuseDocs Fatherhood 24Jan2019
The new documentaries — Fatherhood, I Used To Be Normal and Sickboy — will spotlight young, idealistic and diverse people who celebrate their cultural heritage and identity, confront issues, and overcome prejudice.

Part documentary, part musical performance, Fatherhood aims to deliver a deliver powerful, shocking and uplifting stories, told through the lens of music culture. Featuring genre spanning songs from hip-hop to blues, its follows young people in Memphis, Los Angeles, New York and London as they write and perform songs that address healing, with the goal of closing the gap between children and their fathers.

In Sickboy, three best friends team up to create a podcast that laughs in the face of serious illness. Jeremie (one of the trio), whose own disease limits his life expectancy, has become deeply concerned about how our society conditions us to avoid speaking with loved ones about serious health problems. In their personal journey, the guys reflect on their own mortality and their wishes to help others.
I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story looks at what turns a fan into a Stan. In the coming of age story, the focus is on four diverse women across different generations who struggle with the challenges and contradictions that come with their obsession.

The FUSE FILMS franchise spotlights independent films that tell stories about and by members of underserved communities. Inclusive, authentic and upbeat, these indie films are selected because of their aspirational and hopeful storylines, along with a connection to music culture and/or the ability to explore key issues through entertainment. Venus show as a South Asian transgender woman sees her life flipped on its head when she meets the “white” teenaged son she didn’t know she had. As her complicated circumstances unfold, she must navigate parenting, a romantic relationship, her culture and an overbearing mother.

Commenting on the welter of new programming, Marc Leonard, Fuse Media senior VP of content strategy said: “We continue to be proud of the stories being told through FUSE DOCS, and by expanding into independent film, we are able to broaden the breadth of stories we can seek out and share with our young. Venus is a fun and thoughtful film that touches on timely topics, and I can’t wait for our audience to discover Eisha’s compelling creation.”