Actress and comedienne Courtney Rackley writes and stars in “Firsts,” a web series that follows the — you guessed it — uncomfortable firsts in a relationship. Part painfully accurate and part wildly absurd, the series follows the awkward adventures of couple Chuck (Troy Ruptash) and Sally (Rackley). There are 10 episodes so far, but here’s the very first one to get you hooked. In “First Night Of The Rest Of Your Life,” Sally has an all-too-familiar chat with her best friend while she gets ready for a date.
The latest web series from YouTube channel WIGS brings together “Jan” (played by Caitlin Gerard, who also starred a solo series for the channel) and “Vanessa” (played by Laura Spencer) and depicts what happens when things don’t quite go as planned for two friends at a speed-dating event. You can check out the first episode above, with five more still to come on their YouTube channel! [YouTube: WIGS]
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It can be tough to find meaty, interesting roles for women in Hollywood, which is why WIGS — tagline: “where it gets interesting” — is such a breath of fresh air. The YouTube channel created by Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia has enlisted a bunch of mega talented actresses to star in a bunch of short films and/or web series, each telling the story of a strong, compelling woman. Filmmakers involved include Ami Mann, Lesli Linka Glatter, Marta Kauffman, Amy Lippman and Betty Thomas. So who are some of these women who have starred or are starring on WIGS? Let’s find out… [YouTube: WIGS] Keep reading »
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We don’t often witness the planning of a wedding from the groom’s perspective. There’s no male equivalent of the bridezilla (though “go-getter grooms” are supposedly on the rise), and the level of involvement of the groom is usually up to him. “Road to the Altar,” a mockumentary-style web series, is different though, taking a funny look into how a guys’ guy navigates the world of wedding planning. It stars Jaleel White as Simon, a 30-something black man who is basically a fish out of water when it comes to planning his wedding to control-freak Rochelle, a Jewish woman in her 30s. Each 5-minute episode centers around whatever major wedding decision — flowers, the band, napkins, etc. — needs to be made and the sheer lunacy Simon feels as he dwells on seemingly minor details (while still trying to get laid). “Road to the Altar” has everything you remember about Jaleel’s character, Steve Urkel, from “Family Matters” — he’s charming, funny, and handsome — except, thankfully, the annoying physical humor and whining. Keep reading »