“Girls Like Magic” looks awesomely queer


There is a new show dropping next week called “Girls Like Magic.”

Creator Julia Eringer says she was inspired by real people and events in creating the series.

“Coming from the UK, I hadn’t experienced anything quite like the LGBTQ community in Los Angeles before: the fun, the drama, and the celebratory nature of the community,” she says. “On a deeper level I was entranced by the freedom, the intense self-awareness and the rigorous commitment to being who you are. I felt I could relate to the LGBTQ community in a way that I hadn’t been able to relate to a group of people before. My friendship with Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera led to a deeper understanding of her experience as I was able to observe her struggle of growing up as a queer woman of color. Girls Like Magic is based on our real-life friendship and is a love letter to her.

“Magic (Julia Eringer) and Jamie (Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera)
Although Girls Like Magic is a comedy, I wanted to address, head on, the harsh realities of coming to terms with who you are, and the prejudices, both internal and external, that come with that. I also wanted to explore the blurring lines of sexuality. It’s not all black and white, gay or straight: Love and attraction are not that easy to define. At the end of the day maybe the only definition we need is love.”

Girls Like Magic reunites some of the team behind the Emmy-nominated and Indie Series Award winning series EastSiders, including: Inuka Bacote-Capiga (Producer), Robert Edgecomb (Cinematographer), and Kit Williamson (Director). They are joined by Satish Fernando (Editor).

“It looks queer as f**k. Not queer as folk, queer as f**k. It’s well acted, which sorry to throw shade at the LGBTQ film/TV world, is ~sometimes~ rare in our genre. And well written (also ~sometimes~ rare in our genre). And I’m already obsessed with “Girls Like Magic” and the show hasn’t even aired yet.” – GoMag

“If, like us, you are constantly on the lookout for a queer female TV show to dig your teeth into, you’ll be pleased to know that a bunch of the team behind classic LGBTQ series EastSiders have come together again to make “Girls Like Magic,” a new lesbian comedy series about an ostensibly straight English woman who moves to Los Angeles and finds herself smack bang in the middle of lesbian central. She develops an intimate relationship with her lesbian neighbour, but that neighbour has a toxic ex-gf, she herself has a douche boyfriend, and surprise surprise there are unsupportive parents involved plus vodka and a dog called Rabbit. Basically everything that you would hope for in a series about lesbians in LA.” Curve Magzine

Girls Like Magic will be available September 19th on iTunes, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Amazon. Check out their Facebook page for updates.



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