You need to stop everything you’re doing and start watching the addictive and mesmerizing DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS – the ground breaking, sexy LGTBQ drama web series set in West London written by Jacquie Lawrence. It’s refreshing, nuanced, and delightful to see a lesbian-led drama – on average, we’re lucky if we get a lesbian-focused narrative every five years or so. Trailblazers like The L Word, Lip Service, and Sugar Rush, Different For Girls taps into the complicated and beautiful relationships that centers around family, children, secret affairs, same-sex marriage, lesbian and gay co-parenting, friendships and LGBT people afraid to come out. And now! You can watch the first season on Lesbian Box Office’s YouTube channel!
Check it out:
Episode 1: Two Pink Lines
Reunited after a break up, Cam (Tuyen Do) discovers a secret that she has to keep from her girlfriend Fran (Victoria Broom). But how long can she keep it? Meanwhile new lovers, Jude (Guinevere Turner) and Gemma (Sarah Soetaert), are interrupted by Gemma’s faux fiancé whilst something threatens the domestic harmony of Nicola (Caroline Whitney-Smith) and Brooke’s (Rachel Shelley) family life.
Episode 2: Mythical Amazon
Now that Cam’s (Tuyen Do) secret is out, how long can she hold on to girlfriend Fran (Victoria Broom)? Who is keeping Nicola (Caroline Whitney-Smith) away from her wife and kids and do gay dads Ivan (Topher Campbell) and Claude (Jake Graf) suspect? Meanwhile, Gemma’s (Sarah Soetaert) fake fiancé Kirby (Toby Sawyer) gets increasingly close to Jude’s (Guinevere Turner) son Max.
Episode 3: Are You Five?
Ivan confronts Nicola about her behaviour. Jude (Guinevere Turner) confronts Gemma (Sara Soetaert) about Kirby’s (Toby Sawyer) interest in her son Max. Fran (Victoria Broom) confronts her twin brother, Tom (Craig Robert Young), about Cam’s secret. Brooke (Rachel Shelley) confronts Nicola (Caroline Whitney-Smith) about her plans to abandon her for a conference whilst Jude confronts Kirby about everything!
Episode 4: Ya Think?
Claude (Jake Graf) and Ivan (Topher Campbell) are bemused by Kirby’s (Toby Sawyer) strange behaviour. Kirby persuades Gemma (Sarah Soetaert) to betray Jude’s (Guinevere Turner) trust. Comforted by her mum, Maud (Charlie Hardwicke), but harassed by long-suffering Dasha (Sophie Ottley), Cam (Tuyen Do) makes two brave decisions, one of which breaks Fran’s heart.
Episode 5: Just Say The Word
Brooke, unaware of Brooke’s (Rachel Shelley) continued betrayal, makes a new friend in Jess (Nimmy March). Gemma (Sarah Soetaert) breaks the news of her and Kirby’s betrayal to Jude (Guinevere Turner). Nicola (Caroline Whitney-Smith) is forced to break the bond between her and ex-girlfriend Jude whilst Fran (Victoria Broom) spirals more and more out of control, and Dasha (Sophie Ottley) is at the receiving end.
Produced by Fizz Milton, directed by Campbell X and shot by Oona Menges. Jacquie Lawrence used to work with World of Wonder and headed up Development in the U.K., making trailblazing documentaries like Lesbians Go Mad On Lesbos and History of Prostitution.