This is a roundup list of web series created and/or produced by women. It is not exhaustive (hint: if you have any to add, please share in the comments). I was inspired to create the list because I’m tired of people saying that there needs to be more content produced by and for women. There is more – it’s up to the eager and interested to seek it out instead of bemoaning the lack. Watch, comment, support.
**Special thanks to Anne Flournoy for introducing me to several shows featured on the list.
ANYONE BUT ME
Executive Producers/Writers Susan Miller & Tina Cesa
Description “An award winning teen drama about a new generation: gay, straight, and ethnically diverse struggling with modern relationships”
Creator/Writer/Animator Leesa Dean
Description “Based on the hit underground comic book and created, written and animated by Leesa Dean, CHILLTOWNTV revolves around the lives and misadventures of three underground hip-hop heads (G, Marv and Plad) straight outta Chlltown, NJ. Added in the mix: G’s wannabe mogul cousin K Deuce and Lele, K Deuce’s girl. Designed, at times, to skewer pop & rap culture, many of the episodes center around the music biz.”
A new to New York story line is the creative engine behind the series. Yes, there are oblivious roommates, Craigslist scams and new job weirdness issues but what makes the episodes charming is the relationship between Tobi (the new New Yorker) and Kai (her best friend from home). Their chemistry and connection is believable as they discuss their latest ups and downs.Season Two is expected to launch next month so now is a good time to catch up on season 1. Start with Panty Guy.
Additional links Twitter, Instagram
FEATHERS AND TOAST
Creator/Producer/Actor Mhairi Morrison
Producer/Director/Editor Holly Payberg
Description “FEATHERS AND TOAST is a show within a show featuring desperate 30something Tallulah Grace who presents herself as an inspirational chef but struggles to pull off anything more ambitious than scrambled eggs.”
Tallulah Grace is out of her mind and we need to be here for every minute of lunacy. Start with How to Make a Salad (poor Marge) and How to Make a Banana Sandwich.
Additional links Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Creators/Producers Arielle Yoder and Jessica Henderson
Description “GROWING DOWN is a web series that delves into the lives of three young women living in New York City and exploring their feminism.”
A Twitter like introduced the series to me so I had no choice but to watch the series. The friendship chemistry of Emma (Arielle Yoder), Jackson (Jessica Henderson) and Bridgette (Lauryn Hamel) drew me in. I’m looking forward to more episodes. Start with Party Talk.
Additional links Facebook, Twitter
Creators/Writers/Directors/Producers Regina Taufen and Anna Christopher
Description “LISA’s ADVICE takes us inside the private conversations between two close friends who tell each other everything. It is at first a satire about advice-giving, but underneath is really about how women talk to each other and navigate the hilarious yet very real codes of female friendship.”
There are 14 episodes featuring Lisa’s questionable advice and two new episodes LISA’S BABY’S ADVICE which just won Best Scripted Film at the 100 Words Film Festival. Start with Broke for the Holidays, Seeing in Color and God.
RARE BIRDS OF FASHION
Writer/Director Lily Hayes Kaufman
Description “RARE BIRDS of FASHION is a new comedy about BRENDA (Jackie Zebrowski) an ambitious, stylish, confident and plus sized woman who defies the status quo to launch a plus size fashion line with her best friend ALIX (Haley Rawson).”
The eight episodes of RARE BIRDS juggle friendship loyalty, office politics, parental expectations and more with a light touch. It’s like real life but funnier. Start with Don’t Sell Plus Size and The Average American Woman.
REASONS Y I’M SINGLE
Creator/Writer/Producer Elaine Del Valle
Writer Holie Barker
Description “REASONS Y I’M SINGLE is about being SINGLE, OVER 35 and UNDER Fabulous. Joan, Doris and Gina are unlikely friends that met decades ago at BANANA SPLITS summer camp. Banana Splits is a therapy group for kids of divorce. Now in their 30s and living in NYC the women share experiences and wonder Y they are single.”
THE LOUISE LOG
Executive Producer Marion O’Grady
Creator/Writer/Director/Producer Anne Flournoy
Description “The Louise Log is a comedy web series about the inner life of a NYC woman who happens to be a blocked artist and a raging codependent. She looks okay but listen to her over-active inner voice. Louise is anxious, she’s got resentments. Her crazy expectations alternate with doomsday scenarios. This internet TV show’ll make you feel good … by comparison.”
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