After season one of Faking It ended in basically the worst way possible, we’ve been eagerly anticipating how much better/worse things could get in Season Two! Yesterday, Buzzfeed published a post chock-full of information about what we can expect when the show starts back up on September 23rd, which just-so-happens to also be my birthday.
Buzzfeed reports that Season Two’s guest star roster will not only include Laverne Cox, but also the band Fifth Harmony. Buzzfeed reports EXCLUSIVELY that “Fifth Harmony will be making an appearance as “an all-girl band with an edge who cover pop music’s most memorable boy band songs'” and lez be real I have no idea who the fuck Fifth Harmony are but if they’re gonna be playing a lesbian cover band then I’m down.
We’ve also been informed that Karma and Amy’s friendship will be a focus of Season Two — Karma wants to repair it and Amy’s ready to step away from her I-wanna-hug-you-with-my-legs-in-more-than-friendship feelings for Karma to ensure the friendship survives. Another theme will be “guilt”: Amy and Liam feel guilty about playing hide the salami, Shane feels guilty about being the bearer of very bad news, and Karma feels guilty for rejecting Amy’s hot burning lesbian love for her.
We’re also gonna find out what Lauren is taking pills for, and I guess it’s a pretty significant secret. Some of us at Autostraddle HQ are hoping hard that she’ll turn out to be transgender, which Mey says she has suspected since it was revealed that Lauren lied about when she was on her period in Season One. “It’s a secret that informs who she is at her core,” Carter Covington told Buzzfeed,” and she’s going to spend the season sort of exploring that.” Bailey De Young referred to the revelation, which will happen in the season premiere, as a “de-masking.”
Karmy fans are told not to give up hope for the far-away future for their chosen ‘ship, but that this season definitely won’t feature a romance between Karma and Amy. I have it on pretty good authority that Amy’s gonna start dating a girl for reals this season, but you’ll have to watch to find out if I’m a psychic or not. Unfortunately, the love interest will not be Laverne Cox’s character, but as my colleagues reminded me while we were recording the first A+ podcast yesterday, teacher/student relations are apparently illegal despite what Loving Annabelle and Pretty Little Liars would have you believe.
Also, Shane is gonna be dating some boys and having some feelings. Furthermore, there’s also still hope for Karma and Liam, which might be relevant to you if you, unlike me, give a shit regarding Liam Booker’s whereabouts and behaviors. Pretty sure he’s not gonna trip and fall into the fountain in the mall though, so I can cross that possibility off my wish list.