Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito who are married in real life blur the line between fiction and reality in this brand new show which premiered on 11th August on the streaming service Seeso.
Both ladies play themselves and are trying to make it as stand-up comedians. But that’s not that easy to achieve as female comics are few and far between, not alone being a lesbian as well.
There are some laugh out loud moments in the first episode and if this is anything to go by then we are all in for a treat. Apparently each episode will focus around a light-hearted plotline but don’t be fooled, these ladies are dealing with some big obstacles.
Cameron is more confident that Rhea and her career is a little further along but she is deeply affected in episode one when she reads some horrible comments about herself on social media. She gets annoyed with Rhea for not going to breakfast with her and says:
I don’t have anyone to talk to accept the internet and the internet is so fucking mean.”
The women were also interviewed by Vulture magazine and they admitted that a lot of the six-episode series is autobiographical. It’s not easy being a couple and working together, especially if one is a little more successful than the other.
Cameron also told Vulture that the entertainment industry is predominantly straight and that many queer characters are written by straight writers so they both wanted to show a truer to life representation of what it means to be a lesbian married couple and dealing with relationship and career issues that often have a way of cropping up at the most inopportune moments.
The New York times recently reviewed the series and said:
Take My Wife” isn’t the most polished show in the genre, but it has a D.I.Y. charm and a perspective that have long been underrepresented on the small screen.”
So girls, this is one internet show we shouldn’t miss and I see a bright future ahead for these two funny and totally cool women who portray feminism at its best.