While drag queens, dildos, and deviant sex have their moments, they don’t really sum up an entire community. The truth is most gay people aren’t that different from their heterosexual counterparts – they work, they have relationships, they pay mortgages, and they fantasise about winning lotto. However, what does make them different is their perspective.
Which is why Kiwifruit avoids some of the stereotypes of gay life, and instead presents a queer eye on a straight world – bringing a uniquely gay editorial to everything from world events to pop music, from the Hero party to the National party.
Each week Kiwifruit presents a fast moving package of news, reviews, lifestyle, and entertainment stories but always using candid analysis with tongue in cheek humour to explore any given topic – whether it’s a big issue like of same-sex marriage or an in-situ review of the Erotica sex expo.
Kiwifruit Presenter Amanda Rees: “I love getting to peep into other lesbians lives, a little bit of naughty, a little bit of nice.”
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Presenters: Amanda Rees, Kevin Alexander, Matu Ngaropo
Producer: Ashley Stuart Coupland
Exec producers: Nigel Snowden, Peter Allison
Network exec: Anne Murray
Directors: Darren McDonald, Matt Brennan, Michele Simpson, Paul Taylor, Robyn Paterson
Researchers: Amanda Rees, Brad Schmidt, Paul Rose
Writers: Paul Hawker, Samara McDowell, Wain Ching
Offline editor: Allan Bitcheno, Gary Young, Glen Molesworth
Online editor: James Gardner
Production manager: Lauren Lunjevich
Production assistant: Melissa Pentecost
Camera: Andy Martin, Chris Matthews, Craig Wright, Lisa Burd
Sound: Deb Frame, Mark Messenger, Phil Donovan, Peter Kraan, Terry King
Funded by: TVNZ and New Zealand on Air