Lexington’s Girl Girl Scene up for Best Web Series at afterEllen

Lexington’s Girl Girl Scene up for Best Web Series at afterEllen

Lexington’s Girl Girl Scene web series has  been nominated for Best Web Series on AfterEllen’s Visibility Awards.

Cast member Lauren Albert says, “Everyone is able to vote every hour until Jan. 2nd. No signing up, it’s very easy.”

Also nominated are: Once You Leave, The Slope, Out with Dad, Venice, and the Newtown Girls.

Patrick O’Dowd wrote about Girl/Girl Scene in the summer of 2012, when the second season premiered “like Sex and the City…with Lesbians.”

Much verbiage has been spilt about the freedom of cheap online distribution and the ever shrinking cost of tools to shoot a show like Girl/Girl Scene but that doesn’t mean success is guaranteed or that shooting a successful show is necessarily cheap. The show’s first season was done on a budget of “literally $0,” according to Tucky Williams in an interview at AfterEllen. And while there are production issues in the first season, the show’s technical quality is constantly improving and the first episode of season 2 seems to mark another step forward.

Girl Girl scene girls, photo by Evan O. Albert

In that same interview, Williams describes the show as “a celebration of the lives and passions of a group of lesbian friends. It is not meant to reflect all of gay society.” It is this attitude that might mark why this show has risen above the online fray. The show isn’t popular because it’s online, or because it seems to follow in the footsteps of The L Word; it’s because Girl/Girl Scene—like its characters—isn’t trying to be anything other than itself.