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Watch The Trailer For MTV's Fauxmosexual Dramedy 'Faking It': VIDEO

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Amy and Karma can't seem to join any of the cool cliques at their high school. That is, until they attend a party hosted by the  A-gays. Afterwards, they find themselves skyrocketing into popularity by pretending to be a lesbian couple running for prom royalty.

How MTV plans on stretching this movie-length plot into an entire series (called Faking It) is beyond us. But at least it has talented actresses and lesbian storylines getting some long-overdue time on the small screen.

Faking It's showrunner Carter Covington said he was initially offended by the show's premise, until he received a call while working as a counselor on The Trevor Project’s crisis hotline. The kid on the other end said, "I’m worried that my friends are only my friends because I’m gay."

“I was shocked. That idea seemed so foreign to me given the world I grew up in, but this kid explained that he went to a very tolerant high school where being gay was like a badge of honor. That’s when I realized there are schools out there where being gay is no longer a problem, and tolerance is viewed as an asset. It made me think Faking It could work if we set it a high school like that and had one of the girls actually have a crush on her best friend.”

Check out the trailer AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Absolutely no interest in teenagers, much less lesbian ones.

    Posted by: Michael Barber | Mar 18, 2014 2:08:19 PM


  2. I don't believe for a second that these two attractive girls can't join any clique. What would happen if we made them ordinary looking and slightly heavy like real-life high school lesbians? This isn't really about lesbians. It's about straight-guy fantasies of sleeping with two lesbians who aren't really lesbians.

    Posted by: will | Mar 18, 2014 2:21:10 PM


  3. Will's right. Producers probably would have never made it a show about two gay males pretending to be gay to be popular. Being a gay male in society carries more stigma.
    Anyway, I do hope the show is successful. At least its heart is in the right place.

    Posted by: HL | Mar 18, 2014 2:25:43 PM


  4. I'm not sure that a kid saying he suspects that his "friends" like him only/mainly because he's gay is something indicative of real changes in acceptance. Tolerance is not acceptance. Being the resident GBF is certainly better than being harassed, shunned or beaten. Nonetheless, feeling on a level with the latest designer fad or mass mediated Cool Thing is demeaning.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Mar 18, 2014 3:44:28 PM


  5. Fake lesbians suck. MTV is homophobic. It's playing to porny stereotypes of lesbians.

    If this show were about two men, it would not have been made. MTV is a fake mess.p

    Posted by: roger | Mar 18, 2014 4:49:36 PM


  6. I agree that MTV is homophobic and fake. These 'lesbian storylines' are simply pandering to straight guys and are not, in essence, gay-friendly.

    Posted by: ernie m | Mar 18, 2014 4:58:27 PM


  7. that phone call to the Trevor Project never happened. it's unnecessary pre-emptive PR spin.

    Posted by: jabber | Mar 19, 2014 1:01:24 AM


  8. this could be cute if it's done right

    Posted by: Reality | Mar 19, 2014 7:29:18 AM


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