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How the Dollface Cast & Crew Made Season 2 Gay As Hell

How the Dollface Cast & Crew Made Season 2 Gay As Hell


Out talks to Dollface's stars and creators about queering up the beloved Hulu comedy series.

After being on hiatus for over two years because of the ongoing global pandemic, your favorite TV girl gang is officially back!

The beloved comedy series Dollface makes its triumphant return back to Hulu for its hilarious second season, and picking up right where season one left off, we get to see the continued adventures of Jules (Kat Dennings) as she navigates life in her 30s with new romantic relationships, job opportunities, and most importantly, her continued friendships with her core group of besties Madison (Brend Song), Stella (Shay Mitchell), and Izzy (Esther Povitsky).

Season two also ups the ante when it comes to on-screen LGBTQ+ representation, introducing a few new queer characters to the roster and with Pretty Little Liars and You alum Shay Mitchell's character Stella entering a relationship with a new woman in her life: a queer bar owner named Liv, played by bisexual YouTuber and talk show host Lilly Singh.

Out got to chat with the cast and creators of Dollface to talk about making season two queer as hell, Asian representation, the need for more diverse casting in TV, and more!

"Being able to work opposite of Lilly was so much fun," Shay Mitchell told Out about getting to explore Stella's queerness alongside Lilly Singh's Liv. "I love her. I've known her for a while now, we're both Canadian, so that was really fun. But I also love the fact that the whole thing about [Stella] dating a girl wasn't this big to-do. I thought it was really refreshing. Stella's always been a fluid character, so you're never really surprised, as an audience, to be like, it's a woman. The same way you're like, she's in a throuple. You know that that's Stella, and I love that about her."

"I'm so glad we got to dive into that part of Stella this season because she was a character that I've always conceived of as queer or bisexual-identifying who just happened to be dating a guy in the one episode of season one that you got to see her date someone," Dollface's creator Jordan Weiss added. "To get to show more of her love life and more of her story, specifically with her dating a woman this year, was something that we always knew we wanted to do in season two and that we were so excited to get to do. And Shay as a performer was super championing of it. She's played a lot of queer characters on screen and is such an amazing advocate and a really dynamic performer."

Season 2 of Dollface is now streaming on Hulu!

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Raffy Ermac

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.