Late last year I told you about The Newtown Girls, a new 10-part ‘dramedy’ webseries that follows the lives of lesbians in Newtown, a queer girl hotspot in Sydney, Australia. Now the first episode is here!
Here’s the deal. Skarlet (Debra Ades) returns to the Newtown scene after a year-long journey of self-discovery in South East Asia, inspired by a bad break up. She crashes in the townhouse of her cute BFF Alex, who delivers a healthy dose of girl-on-girl action in the first 50 seconds and I assume can be relied to do so throughout the series.
Other characters and stories will also be introduced, just not in the next 7 minutes.
What do you think? Will you keep watching?
I’ll admit that although I was super amped about the idea of a queer series set in the Newtown area, a place where I’ve lived most of my adult life, I was also slightly worried. I wondered whether a 7-minute episode could give viewers a true taste of the area and its queer community, which I adore and can’t help but to feel slightly protective of. It was all for nothing though, ’cause I loved this episode. I laughed and I cringed and most of all, I related. (Well, to most things. I don’t know any twentysomething lesbian who has a spare bedroom in her Newtown terrace.)
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Newtown Girls launch party at The Bank hotel, and these were the main take aways:
1) The cast is very attractive and also very into this project.
2) “I got to kiss a lot of really hot girls” – Renee Lim (Alex)
3) “There’s not enough good quality gay content out there. That’s why I’m here.” – Kylie Watson (Veronica aka the book store girl)
If you like what you’ve just seen then let us know, we can keep you posted when new episodes drop.