Call me crazy, but I don’t think there is anything better than the idea of someone making a lesbian web series. Just that image in my head, of some Queer ladies out there, tired of being ignored on TV and boring in movies, finally deciding that enough is enough and that they, armed with a Sony Handycam and the inside of a friend’s apartment, are gonna make some waves.
I salute you, all lesbian web series, I salute you for deciding that the only true way to truly express the passionate and confusing experience of being a gay girl in whatever city you are from is via the medium of five minute videos of your friends talking about their feelings. You are a goddamn inspiration to me.
So you can imagine how excited I was when the promo video for a brand new series appeared in my inbox, courtesy of Gaelick. I have never been happier to write for a site than I was when I realised that I could recap the hell out of this thing, and totally justify watching it. It’s processing you guys!
And to make it even better, this series is made by the woman who made Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together, [Wendy Jo Carlton], which is a film you may or may not remember as being a musical in which almost none of the actors could sing or dance. For your sake, I hope you do not remember. But whatever, this is different, the show is called Easy Abby, and ladies, it is time to Get Excited. It’s not online [yet], but you can check out its indiegog page here and view the most promising promo video I think I have ever seen in my life.
Alright, so if we are judging this show by the ad, I guess the first thing we should say is that neither of the people on camera looks happy to be there. GOOD START.
Wendy Jo Carlton- director/ writer/ Dr. Frankenstein- says that she likes to think of Easy Abby as
like a lesbian nurse Jackie, except instead of being addicted to pain pills, she needs to have random seductions to, y’know, calm down and make herself feel better.
A much easier analogy would have been ‘hey guys, remember Shane?’
After she makes her convoluted comparison, the actress who plays Abby looks so confused that Carlton literally points at her and is like, “That’s you, that’s your character, dude”. Is it too early to be in love with this show?
Fix my undercarriage
Evidentially not, because following on from that exchange is a series of hilarious clips of women thinking Sha- I mean Abby, sorry- is a ride, ending with my favourite web series trope of all time, Ladies In A Bathroom Panting At Each Other, But Not Actually Touching. I don’t know is Abby is about to get laid, or if she is just dehydrated, but I already can’t wait for episode one.
Probably the real reason you and I are both going to watch this show is because of the Gratuitous Bike shop Potential. Shane – I mean Abby [Shabby?]- apparently chills out fixing bikes and wearing vests, when she isn’t too busy being irresistible to all women.
Even if this show is as bad as it looks [and it looks as bad as it looks], I cannot WAIT to recap the hell out of all the various complicated bike fixing I have no doubt will be covered in its 14-episode run. Are you as excited as I am?
When the Indiegogo tagline is”Everyday she’s learning how to make love more difficult. David Lynch meets Jane Lynch!” how could you NOT be?