Karey Dornetto is much more than a producer-writer on the NBC series, Community. She’s also the genius behind the now-legendary L Word parody, “Hi, I’m Ilene Chaiken,” the creator of “BRANTS,” the first-ever bra-pant solution, and with pal and fellow comic, Amber Tozer, someone who’s not above throwing dog poop at babies. I’m so jealous.
When we found out Karey had written last night’s episode of Community in which Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and her new friend, Page (Brit Marling) both think the other one is a lesbian, we got her on the phone immediately. Karey gave us some insight about writing last night’s episode, working in TV, and revealed a surprise about how the character, Page, got her name.
AfterEllen: What’s up with Britta and her new bestie, Page?
It’s not like lesbian kissing is new to TV, but I wanted to do something that I really hadn’t seen before. Neither one of them is gay, but they each want the other to be gay so they can be friends with a gay. Because it’s cool.