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Easy Abby Season 2 Adds Guinevere Turner to the Cast

Easy Abby is one of the most well-liked and well-reviewed series on the web.

Not only did its first season garner over 30 million views online but it also won the the Audience Award at the North Carolina LGBT Film Festival and the show was recently featured on our list of web series that you absolutely need to watch.

And now the show is gearing up towards season two. In its first season, we met Abby we cheered for her as she spoke of her dreams (she wants to leave Chicago and move to Costa Rica to study coral reefs) and we smiled along as the show introduced us to Abby’s friends and her “many” lovers.

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Season two wants to build on that as not only will it “shed some light on Abby’s commitment issues” but Abby will get several new love interests as well and we’ll also meet her mother, Marilyn, who has manic depression.

Indeed, the show isn’t all mishaps with girls as it has “complex characters, awkward emotional moments” and it tackles the subject of depression, albeit “in an honest comedic way”.

The team behind Easy Abby describes the show as “funny” and “fresh” entertainment that’s both women-driven and “it doesn’t have to answer to mainstream TV gate keepers” either. And so it’s no wonder that several new cast members have joined the show, wanting to be part of a production that you’re unlikely to see on television any time soon.

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While there are no details on their characters at the moment, Guinevere Turner (The L Word, Go Fish, and Chasing Amy) is on board, as are Anna Albelo (Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf), Marga Gomez (HBO’s Comic Relief), and Dalila Ali Rajah (Dyke Central).

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As for when you can see the second season of Easy Abby, the show has filmed four episodes already but it has just ended a crowdfunding campaign in order to get funding to film the remaining eight episodes.

It raised just over $5,000 of its $10,000 goal, and though you can no longer pledge money via Indiegogo, people can still donate via PayPal – more information on how to do that can be found on the Easy Abby campaign page here.


September Sees 25th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

September see’s the 25th anniversary of the HKGLFF, making it the longest standing gay & lesbian film festival in Asia. To celebrate this birthday, HKGLFF has chosen the theme of Mature+ and have curated films that explore senior LGBT members of society.

To open the festival ‘Love Is Strange’ and ‘Life Partners’ will be screened.

Love is Strange

‘Love is Strange’ explores a Manhattan couple who have been together for decades and finally tie the knot, before things start to go wrong.

Life Partners

‘Life Partners’ is about the relationship of two codependent best friends, Sasha and Paige, one lesbian and one straight.

The Way He Looks

This year’s closing film is Brazilian film, 64th Berlin Film Festival Teddy Award Best Film winner ‘The Way He Looks’.

Anita’s Last Cha-Cha

Another closing film is ‘Anita’s Last Cha-Cha’ from the Philippines, about a 12 year-old little girl named Anita having her first innocent girl crush.

For the first time in HKLGFF history, a section of the festival will be dedicated to documentaries. Including the award-winning film ‘Regarding Susan Sontag’, a documentary on one of the most provocative and influential thinkers of the past century, and ‘Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda’, which reveals the reality in the Russian gay community.

Regarding Susan Sontag

Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda

The HKLGFF also sees the presentation of the Prism award which is presented to an individual as recognition of their contribution to the gay community. This year, HKLGFF proudly presents the award to Dr. Travis Kong, author and prominent sociologist in the area of Chinese sexualities.

Red Ribbon Centre (RCC) and HKLGFF have been close working partners throughout the years, and this year RCC presents 2 Scandinavian short films: The Circle and Nomansland. In addition, RCC will present For Love, We Can – a local short film that has now received over 300,000 views on Youtube. RCC will also be holding a photo exhibition named Be Negative at The Broadway Cinematheque, to promote prevention of Hepatitis C and HIV.