‘Different For Girls’ is a grown up web series that features LGBTQ folks onscreen and behind the camera — and it’s hitting the Internet on March 18.
The web series is the brainchild of Jacquie Lawrence author of the novel of the same name. With the stories focusing on the complexities and varieties of queer relationships, this sexy upcoming drama is set in West London and is looking to offer a fresh perspective when representing the LGBTQ community. The show deals with marriage, betrayal and divorce amongst a group of lesbians, bisexuals and gay men (the trailer suggests queer women of colour have been included in this production). ‘Different For Girls‘ also features a diverse cast including The L Word‘s Rachel Shelley, Nimmy March, Topher Campbell, Tuyen Do and more.
The LGBTQ+ community has been calling for better representation and this web series is dedicated to being diverse, to showcasing the talents of the LGBTQ community both on the screen and in the production side and telling the stories that mainstream media is still shying away from.
The best part? ‘Different For Girls’ refuses to use the overplayed ‘Bury Your Gays’ trope and, in fact, claims to be here to ‘save the fate of fictional lesbians’.
“Different For Girls is a web drama series but you can rest assured that no lesbians will be killed or harmed during it’s making,” says the official website. “Not unless one of them dies from too much love, lust and laughter.”
An important thing to note is that this series requires funding to survive the 12 part series at a high production value. In the very least, it requires social media buzz in efforts to support #LGBTFilmmakers.
The queer community has been asking for better representation in the media — and it’s refreshing to know that film makers are working to deliver it.
As we get excited for the launch of ‘Different For Girls’ — let’s all watch the trailer and squeal together. HELENA IS BACK!
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