Pop Culture Fix: Queer Dark Comedy Series “I Hate People, People Hate Me” Is Coming For You

Queer Canadian Comedy “I Hate People, People Hate Me” Is Coming in November

I Hate People, People Hate Me, is a new Canadian six-episode dark comedy debuting this November on streaming service CBC Gem about two outliers in the Toronto queer community doing their best to navigate it. Inspired by creator Bobbi Summers’ diary and films like Ghost World, Good Burger and Welcome to the Dollhouse; the program stars Lily Kazimiera as Tabitha and Bobbi Summers as Jovi — “two people perpetually disturbed by the world around them that have bonded over a mutual hatred of their peers and society at large, alongside suicidal feelings and drug abuse.”

“As much as this is a show about our grievances with the world, it’s also about self-examination and the fact that my hands aren’t squeaky clean either. I’ve contributed to problems, and I’ve been someone worth hating,” Summers told The Hollywood Reporter. “[And] people do hate my co-star and I, not because they’ve met us or because we’re not cool and chill. They just hate us to hate us, because we belong to certain groups.”

Director Blake Mewson has declared, “I don’t know if we’ve had anything come out of Canada since Porky’s that will be this disgusting at times.”

The series debuted at Tribeca Film Festival this summer.


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