Wildcats is the web-series brain child of Rachel Puchkoff. The setting for this new show is high school, we’re we follow Allison, a varsity cheerleader coming to terms with her sexuality.
According to the production team, the show is about standing up for what you believe in, keeping up appearances, and the complexities of farting in a tight uniform. As Allison struggles with opposing the sexist traditions of her school (and what that may or may not suggest about her sexuality) she dances, dreams, and falls her way to some clarity.
Visibility is important! Women are still misrepresented in the Film & Televison industry even after proof that people can be entertained by stories centered around women (Bridesmaids! Girls!). I believe that continuing to tell women-centric stories (that include Gay and Lesbian characters- especially in a society that has not fully accepted them) is the only way to close the gap.
This is a comedy, but it also highlights the growing pressure on girls to focus more on how they are perceived vs. their substance. A product of that double standard is a seemingly confident young woman paralyzed when it comes to making actual subjective and self-directed decisions. Allison is an example of that girl who is stuck between obligation and opportunity.
Being a teenager is hard……and that can be hilarious. As Allison deals with the realization that not everyone actually knows what they are talking about- you will laugh and hopefully see a perspective you may have missed before.”