This pioneering show Tough Love gives queer women something to laugh about.
Creator Steven Bell successfully raised over $18,000 on Kickstarter and has spent the last year and a half making the TV-worthy series with his co-star Blaire Wendel.
Tough Love shines with its irreverent tone and brutal self-deprecating humour. The series is a hilarious look at the lives of Steven and Blaire, two losers from Queens who just happen to be gay and can’t seem to get their shit together.
The first episode of the newest season focuses on Blaire’s deep denial that she has just been dumped by her first ever girlfriend. The episode follows Blaire around the city as she stalks her ex in an attempt to win her back.
Bell hopes that a lot of queer women will be able to relate to Blaire’s outrageous behaviour. Bell describes Blaire as an enigma and says the character is motivated simply by her sexual appetite. “Blaire goes after what she wants in the moment and she leaves a mess trailing behind her wherever she goes.”