Tuesday, 01 August 2017 22:09

Middlemarch: The Series

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A group of students from Yale decided to adapt the George Eliot's novel "Middlemarch" as a web series with LGBTQ characters.

Rebecca Shoptaw created, wrote and directed this series. It consists of 70 episodes of which 36 are already available.

This series entitled "Middlemarch: The Series" is described as "a gender-bent, vlog-style adaptation of George Eliot’s Victorian novel Middlemarch.

The series follows a group of students at Lowick College in the fictional town of Middlemarch, Connecticut, who set out to change the world and then have to figure out how to live in it.

As in shows like Carmilla and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, the characters operate the camera.

It all begins in the fall of Dot Brooke’s sophomore year when she decides to make a documentary about her life and the lives of her friends. Over the course of six months, the documentary expands to include an eccentric – and gender-bent – cast of characters, who are all just beginning to figure out who they are and what they want.

These characters include Dot herself, who genuinely wants to make the world a better place, but can’t quite figure out how to. Another constant contributor to Dot’s documentary is Fred Vincy, a self-described gay disaster, who is struggling to get himself into med school and to ignore his lifelong crush on his childhood best friend, Max Garth. Fred’s sister Rosamond, meanwhile, works tirelessly to make her life a little more like the rom-coms she loves to watch.

The series follows this awkward, ordinary cast of characters as they set out to change the world and then have to figure out how to live in it."

Dot Brook (Mia Fawler) is a bisexual character and in couple with a woman.

This series is at once touching, funny, and at the same time fascinating.

Here's the teaser trailer:

You can find more information about the series on Rebecca's website or on her Facebook and Twitter.

Watch the complete series on Rebecca's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC44blTsagDtFrhejSvAenzg

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