“Strangers”: A Coming (Out) Of Age Story

Facebook’s first foray into scripted series is a lesbian millennial romp, with Leisha Hailey and Jemima Kirke.


Yassss Alice/ Leisha/ whatever this new character is named!


You know when you watch a trailer for a new show and you’re just like, “Um, of course I want to watch this, literally sign me up, and take away 13 hours of my life in one sitting”?


That’s how we felt watching the trailer for new web series, “Strangers.”


Let's face it, this screen grab alone is enough to get you interested 


First off it caught our attention because it is going to be the first ever scripted series on Facebook’s new viewing platform, Watch/Shows. With the massive corporate backing of a new media giant like Facebook, the risk is obviously that the show will play to millennial tropes rather than actual, authentic storylines and characters.


However, from what we can gather so far, “Strangers” looks set to avoid that pitfall.



The series will follow “the emotional, sexual and professional adventures of Isobel and Cam—two twentysomethings in LA, and the eccentric guests who impact their lives when Isobel rents out her spare room.”  


2 x gay af sartorial aesthetics 


Isobel (played by The Comeback’s Zoe Chao) is straight but maybe bi but maybe a lesbian, while Cam (played by Search Party’s Meredith Hagner) is a dyed-in-the-wool lesbian.


A dinner party we are jealous we were not invited to


In the trailer, we also spy an array of familiar and lovable faces, like Shiri Appleby (of Roswell, and more recently, UnREAL, fame), Leisha Hailey (Alice Pieszecki!), Breeda Wool (who plays sweet as candy lesbian Faith on UnREAL) and Jemima Kirke (Jessa on Girls).


We see you, Jemima!


Some banger lines from the trailer include:


  • Shiri Applby’s spiritual revelation about a glass of wine: “What if this blood of Christ was actually the blood of the vagina?” to which someone responds, “Ohh, goosebumps.”
  • Chao saying to a man she’s in bed with “I think I’m bi” to which he quips, “Aren’t all women bi?”
  • Chao on a date with a woman: “I feel like we’re getting to know each other” to which her date says, “Yeah, but we did. I’m a lesbian, and you’re not.”


The series will go live on Facebook WATCH on Monday September 4. 


Happy watching, folks!


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