JP Larocque is a writer with experience in television, web, and print.
Alongside his recent work on Netflix’s Slasher and Another Life, he is the creator of the OUTtv digital series Gay Nerds, which has been covered by The New York Times, The Advocate, and on Space Channel. The series has also screened at numerous festivals, including TO WebFest, LA WebFest, and The 2014 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. In 2016, Gay Nerds was picked up for distribution by OUTtv.
His short films Neutered (2015) and Where We Were (2017) have screened as part of the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. As a playwright, his theatre credits include Mythmaking (NIF, Alumnae Theatre, 2011), and GAY NERDS (Toronto Fringe, 2012). His work can also be found in the collections City Voices: A Book of Monologues by Toronto Artists (2012), and the Dark Horse anthology The Secret Loves of Geeks (“Love in Alderaan Places,” 2018).
JP is also a journalist, with bylines in The Toronto Star, Maclean’s, The Huffington Post, Flare, This Magazine, Daily Xtra, and The Beaverton. Committed to diverse representation in all of his work, JP has also leant his skills to casting lifestyle/reality television and as an on-screen personality for the MTV/Logo series 1 Girl 5 Gays.
He is survived by his cat, Barney.