Over a year ago now we featured the first episode of a new lesbian-themed web series called Scissr. That episode has seen great success, screening at festivals such as The LA New Media Film Festival (where it won best of LGBT category), Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival, and the Brooklyn Web Fest. Out of the actors, Jamie Clayton went on to star in the Wachowski’s Sense 8 for Netflix, and actress Paulina Singer went on to star in WE TV’s South of Hell with Mena Suvari, to be released later this year.
Now creator Lauren Autgarten is looking to complete Season 1, and has launched an Indiegogo campaign with the hope of raising at least $30,000 to make it happen. The plan is to make six more episodes of 10-15 minutes each.
The show is the story of Emily, Corey and Aviva, three gay girls in their twenties who live in Brooklyn, NY. Aviva just came out but doesn’t know a single lesbian, Corey’s too heartbroken to meet anyone, and Emily has already slept with half of Brooklyn, rendering her pool of choice miniscule. Once they connect through a iPhone app called SameSame, these girls will laugh, lie and do whatever it takes to help each other navigate life in this upbeat dramedy about a unique group of young women taking charge of their twenties.
Lauren Autgarten comments, “I set about to make Scissr because nothing I saw on TV reflected the community I was discovering as a newly out lesbian. I wanted to see my world on screen, and the overwhelmingly positive response to Scissr tells me that I am not alone in that feeling. We’ve expanded our team to include award winning writer & director duo April Maxey (who was selected for the prestigious ‘Berlinale Talents’ earlier this year) and Summer Czajak. We have an incredible team, and together with your help we’re ready to bring you a spectacular season 1!”