New Lesbian Webseries “Newtown Girls” Premieres And I Liked It

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)

Everything else you need to know is over at the Newtown Girls website or Facebook page or Twitter account.

If you like what you’ve just seen then let us know, we can keep you posted when new episodes drop.

Crystal is a 33-year-old Australian living in Chicago. Founding member, does HR stuff, writes now and then.

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  1. Haha, so weird seeing Newtown on the small screen, I live here and go in those shops all the time, hehe
    (I may have been secretly trying to find myself in the background).

    I am interested to see how it goes, I feel Scarlet is being overacted but maybe that’s just the character.

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