It’s here, it’s queer, and it’s ready to slay.
The lack of queer media is a large part of why this blog is here, so for our first official support, I introduce to you, Couple-ish. Written by Kaitlyn Alexander, a nonbinary and queer actor, writer, musician, AND youtuber, the youtube web-series features queer characters played by queer people. Kaitlyn themselves is playing Dee, a nonbinary, bisexual, Canadian illustrator.
So, you’re all wondering. The plot? Well, it sounds kick-ass and hilarious.
Dee, struggling to pay their lease, recruits little sister Amy to help find a roommate. Rachel, a british bartender living in Canada fits the part. 8 months later, however, Rachel, due to threats of deportation, lists Dee as her common law partner. Amy, who has begun to have a crush on Rachel, begs Dee to play along. So, what else to do than start a youtube channel to prove just how in love they are.
If you’re not TOTALLY convinced yet, in encourage you to check out the kickstarter where you can read, and watch an already hilarious video, a lot more about this project. And the great thing is, donations start at one Canadian dollar. THAT’S ONLY 81 US CENTS!!! The more you donate, the more it helps support this project, and the more awesome the rewards get. This includes seeing people (aka Kaitlyn and Sharon [Rachel]; everyone’s favorite BROTP) do funny challenges, a link to blooper reels, a follow and GUARANTEED reblog from Amy’s in-character tumblr, and so many other cool rewards for backing this project.
Okay so, what about other representation, like POC? Kaitlyn has stated that they will have POC roles, and are currently holding auditions to fill those roles. Diversity is important to Kaitlyn, and you can bet your buttons, that they’ll do an excellent job of bringing diversity into this series.
I hope you’re as excited as I am, and will support this project as it continues to grow and become an amazing contribution to Queer media.