A new lesbian web series, The Throwaways, has been launched on August 23rd.
After I watched the trailer, I just wanted to do one thing, to watch the 10 episodes of this new project produced by Tello, around an American youth rejected by her family for her sexuality who tries to find her place.
The Throwaways stars Ashley Andersen, Kate Black-Spence, Molly Pan, Fawzia Mirza, Mia Jones, and as a guest star Bridget McManus. It was written by Jessica King, who is also its director, and Julie Keck, story by Jessica King, Julie Keck and Christin Mell.
This new web series tells the story of a teen, Olivia, who loses her family, her home, and her future in one fell swoop.
The first episode shows Olivia studying with her best friend. We quickly understand than both are very close. Olivia's mom catches them kissing and we hear a list of arguments of the mother who thinks, for example, that her daughter has to be fixed and decides to send her in a gay cure camp. No matter how many times Olivia begs her mother, she has to prepare her bag. We know Olivia will leave but for another destination.
Then, she's taken in by a resilient group of lesbian misfits. Things can only get better. Right?
The life outside the family nest will be difficult, stressful, brutal. Olivia will be a time amused by the novelty then quickly frightened by its brutality, then again full of hope and then there is this girl, of course.
The episode 1 is used to launch the story. From the second episode, we are attracted by this character, this story. With the third episode, that's it, we are hooked on it!
The quality of the story, the dialogues, the actresses is more than impressive.
As often in Web series, we discover actresses whom we don't know at all but who are very talented and it is the case in The Throwaways. The actresses juggle between feelings of unhappiness, naivety, hardness, hope, recreation with a disconcerting ease creating one of the most attractive lesbian web series.
The Throwaways is just the web series which is not to be missed.
Watch the trailer: