“Meet the Throwaways”: Olivia (Ep. 5)

“Meet the Throwaways” is a series of seven shorts created to compliment the new tellofilms.com web series The Throwaways. These shorts do not include scenes from the actual series: They are original, separate, and super-special supplementary scenes that put a microscope on the lives of the girls in The Throwaways. You could watch The Throwaways on its own and understand everything just fine, but watching these extras will make it a little more fun.

Watch as Fiona (Cowgirl Up’s Bridget McManus) meets and (sort of) greets each new girl who shows up at her doorstep. For many of our Throwaways, Fiona is the first friendly face they’ve seen since being rejected by their families for their sexuality, and they’re not sure if they can trust her yet. Feisty Fiona is up to the challenge, though, ready to show them one version of what life can be like post-coming out and pre-growing up.

In The Throwaways, main character Olivia (Ashley Andersen) is on the move and on guard. In this rare moment of quiet, Fiona lets Olivia breathe and process everything that happened after she fled her nasty fate back home. Olivia tries to explain away her mother’s actions; Fiona shows that there’s more than one way to be a mother.

International viewers can watch here.

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