A new web series reflects reality for UK lesbians


I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a little disconsolate about Anyone But Me being over for the season.

But Faye Hughes’ Inner Sanctum production company may be about to rescue us from the no-lesbians-on-screen doldrums with a new UK online lesbian TV series, Far Out.

Far Out tells the story of a group of friends living in London. Hughes set out to develop a show about contemporary lesbian life featuring ordinary lesbians in realistic situations.

“With Far Out, I wanted to show what life for gay women is really like,” Hughes said. “That we have real and valid relationships, that we can be butch dykes or girly girls or anything in between, that we have kids, responsible jobs, families, ambitions and aspirations. We can honestly say that we are telling our story from experience, this isn’t a group of men sat in a board room making a series for money.”

Hughes pitched the script to a number of broadcasters, including the BBC Writers Room, before finally raising the money to launch the show online.

Here’s the just-released teaser.

We don’t know much about the storyline yet, but the ensemble looks like fun.

Grace, for example, is an art/design graduate, temping to pay her bills and trying to figure out what to do with her life. All she knows for sure is that she “wants to get laid.” I can so relate. Wait, that came out wrong.

Kat (played by Hughes) is a music journalist and Grace’s traveling buddy. Although she had a boyfriend when she started her travels, she’s now in a relationship with Jen, an architect.

Jen wears Chucks with her suits, so I fully expect to have a major crush on her.

You can check out the other characters’ bios by clicking on their names on the Cast page.

The actor credits seem to be missing, but hopefully will show up soon — especially since they’re working for free at the moment.

Shooting for the first episode just wrapped, so we should have more news about Far Out in the near future. Meanwhile, you can keep up with progress on Far Out’s Facebook and MySpace pages as well as show’s official site. The pilot will be online in September.

Are you all in for Far Out? UK readers, what do you think of this show’s potential?

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