Three Girls. Six relationships. One iPhone app. The pilot episode of Lauren Augarten’s award winning web series Scissr explores the romantic challenges of a group of lesbians living in Brooklyn, NY.
Scissr 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.
Since the pilot episode went public, Scissr has been an official selection at The LA New Media Film Festival (where it won best of LGBT category), Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival, and the Brooklyn Web Fest. Jamie Clayton, from our pilot episode, went on to star in the Wachowski’s Sense 8 for Netflix, and actress Paulina Singer, who will be returning for season 1, went on to star in WE TV’s South of Hell with Mena Suvari, to be released later this year.
Series Creator Lauren Augarten says:
“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 myworld 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!”
You can also support Scissr by visiting their Indiegogo campaign here.