Earlier this year we told you about the queer web series Tough Love that mines the hazards of being broke, gay and living in New York City for comedy gold. The show centers on best friends and roommates Steven Bell, who is gay, and Blaire Wendel, who is a lesbian and enjoys looking at pictures of Kate Winslet in her spare time. With the first half of the second season in the can, the show's creators are now turning to Kickstarter to create the final 6 episodes of season 2. Named a staff pick by Kickstarter, the show hopes to continue telling non-traditional narratives that elsewhere might not find a home:
Gay characters in mainstream television are usually portrayed as one dimensional stereotypes, a half-assed attempt by networks to incorporate diversity into their programming. Gay people are as complex and varied as any other human beings, and we wanted to make a show to demonstrate that. [...]
We've been making Tough Love for over a year now, but we need your help to continue.Your financial contribution is not only supporting our show, it's also proving to mainstream television that non-traditional stories are in demand.
Watch as Steven and Blaire have a yard sale to help raise funds for season 2, AFTER THE JUMP...
Also, for those in the New York area, the creators are hosting a Kickstarter party on September 18. You can contribute to their Kickstarter campaign HERE. And in case you missed it, be sure to check out previous episodes of Tough Love HERE.