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New Web Series ‘As We Are’ Aims High As It Brilliantly Tackles Gender And Sexual Identity

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet (you can check it out right below), the story focuses on Chloe, a gay woman, as she travels back to Brighton for a week to take care of Robyn’s cat, her ex-girlfriend, while she is out of town with her new girlfriend.

Chloe dates a couple women during her stay, but ends up taking a special interest on Blake, Robyn’s neighbour. Upon knowing Chloe has met Blake, Robyn quickly outs Blake as a trans man, who becomes the first trans person Chloe has ever met.

Nevertheless, Chloe finds herself attracted to Blake, but what could this all mean?


Is she attracted to men, or does she not see him for who he really is?

Deborah Espect, the writer and creator, is a published novelist, screenwriter and playwright, with several awards under her belt as well as critically acclaimed short films shown in Canes, London, West Hollywood and Brighton.

Espect is also openly gay and we can count on a cast and crew composed mainly of LGBTQ+ women.


Fox Fisher (Blake) is no stranger either! He is a trans activist who first appeared on Channel 4’s My Transexual Summer and since then has been a spokesman for Trans matters. He also has vast experience behind the cameras, having made more than 50 short-films for My Genderation, a project focusing on the gender spectrum and its variations (you can check out their Youtube channel right here).

With such a unique story finally brought to our small screens, it’s quite hard not to be excited and ready to tune in as soon as possible!


Well, good news, the release date is Autumn 2016, although a specific date hasn’t been given yet, so stay tuned for more information.



Writing A Film For Leisa Rea – a ‘Fly-on-the-wall-Mockumentary’ by Deborah Espect

Watch this 16-minute funny ‘fly-on-the-wall-mockumentary’ short, about a writers obsession with comic Leisa Rea.

Created by out London-based writer Deborah Espect, the mockumentary is about ‘fan-girling’, which goes to a another level.

Whats is fan-girling you maybe be asking?! Well according to the urban dictionary fan-girling is ‘a gathering of two or more fangirls in which they proceed to waste endless amounts of time ogling, discussing/arguing, stalking, etc. the object of their “affection” ‘

The short focuses on a writer Deborah (played by Jenny Harrold) who writes a film for Leisa Rea simply to so she could meet Leisa.

Writing A Film For Leisa Rea

Writing A Film For Leisa Rea from Deborah Espect on Vimeo.

‘Fly-on-the-wall-mockumentary’. After a minor exchange on a social media site, a writer becomes obsessed with a comedienne, and decides to cast her in her new film in order to meet her… to the detriment of everyone else involved in the production.