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Girls Like Magic, And Magic Is A Girl

Get to know the new lesbian web series by the makers of EastSiders.


Julia Eringer, Shantell Yasmine Abedeerya


If, like us, you are constantly on the lookout for a queer female TV show to dig your teeth into, you’ll be pleased to know that a bunch of the team behind classic LGBTQ series EastSiders have come together again to make “Girls Like Magic,” a new lesbian comedy series about an ostensibly straight English woman who moves to Los Angeles and finds herself smack bang in the middle of lesbian central. She develops an intimate relationship with her lesbian neighbour, but that neighbour has a toxic ex-gf, she herself has a douche boyfriend, and surprise surprise there are unsupportive parents involved plus vodka and a dog called Rabbit. Basically everything that you would hope for in a series about lesbians in LA.


Brea Grant, Shantell Yasmine Abedeerya


Creator Julia Eringer says she was inspired by real people and events in creating the series. “Coming from the UK, I hadn't experienced anything quite like the LGBTQ community in Los Angeles before: the fun, the drama, and the celebratory nature of the community. On a deeper level I was entranced by the freedom, the intense self-awareness and the rigorous commitment to being who you are. I felt I could relate to the LGBTQ community in a way that I hadn’t been able to relate to a group of people before.


“My friendship with Shantell Yasmine Abedeera led to a deeper understanding of her experience as I was able to observe her struggle of growing up as a queer woman of color. Girls Like Magic is based on our real-life friendship and is a love letter to her. 


Julia Eringer, Shantell Yasmine Abedeerya


Although Girls Like Magic is a comedy, I wanted to address, head on, the harsh realities of coming to terms with who you are, and the prejudices, both internal and external, that come with that. I also wanted to explore the blurring lines of sexuality. It’s not all black and white, gay or straight: Love and attraction are not that easy to define. At the end of the day maybe the only definition we need is love.”


Here’s the trailer:


Girls Like Magic will be available September 19th on iTunes, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Amazon


Fore more information visit www.GirlsLikeMagic.com, follow @GirlsLikeMagic on Twitter and Instagram, and “Like” at www.Facebook.com/GirlsLikeMagic.

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