Nicol Paone & Kate McKinnon Star in Two New Big Gay Web Series

While it is still unclear if Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show will be picked up for Season 4, leading ladies Nicol Paone and Kate McKinnon are finding a lot of love on the internet, starring in a few new big gay web series. Meanwhile, Julie Goldman remains the bright shining star of Autostraddle’s In Your Box Office and Real L Word: Looking Back.

Vag Magazine

Who You Know: Kate McKinnon

Plot: Vag Magazine goes behind the scenes at hipster third-wave feminist magazine Vag. The series follows founders Fennel, Sylvie, and Bethany; staffers Heavy Flo (a hero on the roller derby circuit), Reba (truly a legend of gonzo feminist pop culture journalism), and Meghan (the lone holdover from fashion magazine Gemma – which the Vag founders bought out with the proceeds from their Etsy shop); and enthusiastic intern Kit as they teach you how to be a better woman.

Written By: Caitlin Tegart & Leila Cohan-Miccio

Where to Watch: Premieres mid-October at However you can catch the first 5 episodes at the UCB Theatre in New York City on Tues, Oct 5.

Cowgirl Up

Who You Know: Nicol Paone (Big Gay Sketch Show), Mandy Musgrave (South of Nowhere), Dot Jones (Coach Bieste on Glee), Marnie Alton (Exes and Ohs)

Plot: Cowgirl Up is about one weekend at an exclusive women only dude ranch in the La Quinta desert area of Southern California which puts on an annual cowgirl competition.   Women from all over the country leave their lives, relationships and jobs behind, to put on their cowboy boots for a weekend and hi-jinks (and romance) ensue.

Written By: Nancylee Myatt (South of Nowhere, 3 Way)

Where to Watch: is currently looking for donations so they can shoot this thing ASAP. Be a giver!

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Jess is a pop culture junkie living in New York City. She enjoys endless debates about The L Word, Howard Stern, new techy gadgets, DVR, exploring the labyrinth of the Lesbian Internet, memoirs, working out, sushi, making lists, artsy things, anything Lady Gaga touches, traveling, puppies, and nyc in the fall. Find her on Twitter @jessxnyc or via email.

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  1. Number one feeling: Mandy Musgrave. Makes going to work right now a little better knowing that she’s in two things coming up :). Also, Kate McKinnon is pretty fantastic.

  2. the only thing im more obsessed with then in your box office and julie and brandy is Kate Mckinnon lol.
    cant wait!

  3. “Vag Magazine is not your grandma’s feminist magazine, though we support her as a woman […] Men welcome (we know they’ll do whatever they want anyway … ugh).”

    Thank you for this. Vag Magazine appears especially relevant to my interests.

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