Girl-to-Get the fuck out of here
Pardon my french.
But I need to say something about this.
Okay, so there’s this website where you try to get people to raise money for whatever project you have so that it can get fully funded by the website.
That’s where my friend let me know about THIS project. Called Girl-to-Girl.
SO, here is the summary *straight from the website* : Girl-to-Girl is a reality web series that follows the daily lives and interactions of eight young, up-and-coming, lesbians as they spend a summer living together in The G2G House. The goal of this project is to enhance the very limited world of gay and lesbian media. While entertainment is our medium, the true purpose of Girl-to-Girl is to provide GLBTQ youth with content that is relatable and realistic. We hope to provide said youth with a sense of community that we lacked growing up and coming out.
and here is why I am SO enraged: I need to calm down from my anger to put into words why this makes me so angry.. let me put it into a list.
1. This web series follows eight WHITE CIS SKINNY WOMEN. I’m sorry but where’s the diversity in that.
2. They are basically trying to raise money to pay the rent to film a FUCKING REALITY TV SHOW.
3. They claim that the point of this whole thing is to widen the “limited view of gay and lesbian media” by making a show about eight lesbians. I’M SORRY, HAVEN’T YOU SEEN THE L WORD. That’s already a show. Now, I agree that there is a limited perception and view of the LGBTQ community in the media. I agree with that wholeheartedly. But they are just adding to the probelm with yet another limited view. A white, female, lesbain perspective.
4. How fucking dare you. How dare you claim that your show will bring a sense of community for youth who identify as LGBTQIA when you are only representing one of the most privileged and represented percentage of that community.
5. NO. Just, no.
Fuck this project bro.
I’m going to write a script for a show and it’s going to be called Gurlz. And it’ll be just like the show on HBO called Girls.. Except it’ll include girls of color and trans girls and queer girls and curvy girls.. Real girls.
And it’ll be good.