Why We Can’t Get Enough of Seeking Simone
Stalkers, sex, Buffy and online dating, what’s not to love about this out of the closet web series.
For those of you not already hooked on Seeking Simone this highly addictive lesbian web series revolves around the online dating life of Simone Selkin. Having recently moved from Vancouver to Toronto, Simone is thrust into the dating world by her best friend Audrey—and lesbian drama and hilarity ensues.
Clocking in at around nine minutes per episode Seeking Simone is perfectly bite sized entertainment. Brief, witty and amazingly awkward bites of humor, the series is true to their tagline: Online dating has never been so gay. And with lines like, “I love beavers. Beavers love me. There’s a connection. OK, I’m a muncher. You didn’t know that, but now you do.” It’s hard not to want to get in on the fun.
Returning for its sophomore season, the series picks up where season one left off. Will Simone be killed off from CSIS: ForensicSWAT? Will she screw up or be screwed by her next online date?
While we’re not prepared to give anything away co-creator and Seeking Simone star Renee Olbert did offer this exciting tid bit on what to expect in season two in her interview with SheWired: “Simone does see some action this year. And by action…well, I think you know what I mean. But in case I’m not being clear, I mean ACTION.”
Olbert, an admitted Buffy fanatic (she recently tweeted, “‘What is your childhood trauma?’ Yet another reason why I love Buffy. That’s right people, I’m starting at the beginning. Again.”) brings in her real life geek passions into the show, which makes for a show rich with geeky lesbian humor. How many references to Tara and Willow fan fiction can you count? Did you see the Buffy shrine? Is it as big as your Buffy shrine? (sounds like a good drinking game to us.)
So, what do we have to look forward to this season? Stalkers, The L Word, a possible longer-term love interest, sex, more Buffy and crazy online dating shenanigans. With a list like that, how can you not watch?
Episode one and two of season two are available for your viewing pleasure at seekingsimone.com. Watch the trailer for season two below.