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Where to Stream 'Hocus Pocus' for Halloween Television networks—and, to a lesser extent, movie studios—are just now beginning to tap into LGBTQ audiences who are hungry for content made for and by queer people. YouTube creators, meanwhile, have been five steps ahead of the game for years.
Case in point: Gal Palsa romantic comedy Gal pals wanted series that follows a group of queer twenty-something women in LA, seems like a no-brainer. How has there not been a friend-group sitcom about women-loving women on mainstream TV? Thankfully, creators Sarah Soderquist and Kallie Tenney have filled in that gap. The third and final season of Gal Pals is underway—new episodes premiere on YouTube every Saturday at 12 p. ET—and fans are delighted. In a little over two weeks, the premiere already has overviews. Kallie Tenney: I think we wanted to move on creatively from the project.
And, you know, making a web series is really expensive. We both have full-time jobs outside of this. Until somebody can pay us to do these things we just have to do what we can. Seeing that gives us confidence as storytellers that we can create these engaging characters and storylines.
Take me back towhen you first were developing the idea for Gal Pals. How did you come up with your four main characters?
KT: We came up with Bee first. We came up with this idea about this girl who uses Tinder to catfish [straight girls], and we thought that would be funny. SS: We were watching a lot of Catfish at that time. KT: [ Laughs. And then, of course, her target became Dylan. Being able to write this for so many years has been cool, because we get to see that development happen.
But there is a lot about Olivia that, with the web series, I wish we could have more time to get into. And then Edison—we just feel like there are so many of these girls in LA that are wannabe Kristen Stewart types. We just had a big twist at the end of Episode 3, and there are five more episodes to go. What can fans expect? What can you tease?
KT: I can tease that there are some horror elements to watch out for. SS: Some, some people are hiding behind masks, both figuratively and literally.
There are a lot of twists and turns in this season! What about Olivia and Edison—will we ever see Olison happen? KT: This season, you will find the answer to that question. KT: Carter was tricky! It was a tough balance.
SS: It was a balance of the naivety of her present-self, of then also like… she was shitty in high school. We needed to believe that she was that stuck-up, closeted, shitty person in high school who has evolved into this doe-eyed, more competent person as an adult. SS: She had a really great energy about her. One of the things that was important to us, especially casting Season 2 and Season 3, is that—the girls all have good chemistry with each other both offset and onset.
So it was important for us to find people that would fit in with that kind of groove we had going on. We were very lucky to find Parissa Koo who plays Aya, and Alison Chang who plays Maddie because they all got along, and they fit really well. And Bonnie did as well. And we also want to shake it up, because we have zero blondes in our cast.
Netflix comes calling, and they want to make Gal Pals into a half-hour series. How would you guys approach it? Would we do a Gal pals wanted hybrid of telling something new, using the stuff that has been established?
Their backstories and things that have happened to them would inform their choices moving forward. I would like to see different things that they encounter—losing jobs, more breakups, etc. We would get to see the relationships evolve more. SS: With a web series, our focus has been from the beginning is to just keep it short and quick. But with more time and more of a budget, we could build the relationships that people already love from the short-form version of it even deeper. I already know this story, but for all your fans out there—tell me how you met.
We had a class together our sophomore year—it was Screenwriting 2, or something like that. And I ignored her. KT: It was me and Sarah, and there were maybe two other girls in the class. I felt like Gal pals wanted should link up and be like, you know, like women together in this male-dominated field. SS: [ Laughs. KT: I guess Sarah had other ideas. Her best friend was in the class, so I get that. And lo and behold, who do I see waiting in the hallway?
None other than that girl from Screenwriting 2! I think I asked you about—. I found it on Craigslist. KT: So I made a really good first impression. But we got closer during that semester. Five years, two dogs later, and one web series later, here we are. Watch Gal Pals on YouTube. More On: Web Series. Photo: Jenn Duong. Share Selection Facebook Twitter. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by. Close click to copy.Gal pals wanted
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