Aspiring writers and filmmakers living in Brooklyn often share a similar ambition: Track the lives of twenty-somethings navigating their messy existences in Brooklyn. It can take a lot to make this idea seem interesting, let alone necessary. Yet the new lesbian web series, Scissr, promises to carve a new and innovative path for its cast of characters.
Emily, Corey, and Aviva are three women in their twenties who are equally knee-deep in their own romantic troubles. Aviva is pumped to be officially out but discouraged because she doesn’t know any lesbians. Corey doesn’t want to meet any new ladies after going through a pretty nasty break up. Meanwhile, Emily has already been sleeping her way through Brooklyn and feels the gene pool quickly shrinking. With the help of an app (think Grindr for lesbians), these women are thrust together and help each other take charge of their twenties.
The pilot episode premiered earlier this year and racked up over 120,000 views and starred Sense8 breakout actress, Jamie Clayton. These women promise to deliver a hilarious and heartfelt series that everybody, no matter their sexuality, will be able to identify with. And really, it’s about time we see some more leading roles for lesbian characters.
Scissr’s creator, Lauren Augarten, has created an IndieGogo page to raise funds so they can all film Season 1. So far, the team has amassed over $4,500 of their $30,000, which means they have a long ways to go. Help them out and DONATE.
Watch the pilot episode here:
And the campaign video here: