Wednesday, September 13, 2017

‘Girls Like Magic’: New LGBTQ Comedy Releases Trailer Before September 19th Premiere

Casey (Brea Grant) and Jamie (Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera)
WowNow Entertainment has released the trailer for Girls Like Magic in advance of its launch on September 19th. Magic follows Maggie (creator Julia Eringer), who has just arrived in Los Angeles to be with her chauvinistic boyfriend (Dominic Adams, Devious Maids/SIX) and doesn’t know a soul this side of the pond. When she overhears her new downstairs neighbor Jamie (Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera) loudly making up, and then breaking up, with her ex-girlfriend Casey (Brea Grant, EastSiders/Heroes/Dexter) she offers a shoulder to cry on with a side of cookies and vodka. The two hit it off, Jamie dubs Maggie “Magic” for saving her night, and an unlikely friendship is born. As Magic helps Jamie navigate her newly single life, Jamie introduces Magic to the wonderful world of being gay: the cliques, the dildos, and the drama. As they become closer they wonder, are they best friends or are they more? Will their relationship make them stronger or will they fall back into old, bad habits and toxic relationships?

Creator Julia Eringer says she was inspired by real people and events in creating the series.

"Coming from the UK, I hadn't experienced anything quite like the LGBTQ community in Los Angeles before: the fun, the drama, and the celebratory nature of the community," she says. "On a deeper level I was entranced by the freedom, the intense self-awareness and the rigorous commitment to being who you are. I felt I could relate to the LGBTQ community in a way that I hadn’t been able to relate to a group of people before. My friendship with Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera led to a deeper understanding of her experience as I was able to observe her struggle of growing up as a queer woman of color. Girls Like Magic is based on our real-life friendship and is a love letter to her.
Magic (Julia Eringer) and Jamie (Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera)
Although Girls Like Magic is a comedy, I wanted to address, head on, the harsh realities of coming to terms with who you are, and the prejudices, both internal and external, that come with that. I also wanted to explore the blurring lines of sexuality. It’s not all black and white, gay or straight: Love and attraction are not that easy to define. At the end of the day maybe the only definition we need is love."

Girls Like Magic reunites some of the team behind the Emmy-nominated and Indie Series Award winning series EastSiders, including: Inuka Bacote-Capiga (Producer), Robert Edgecomb (Cinematographer), and Kit Williamson (Director). They are joined by Satish Fernando (Editor).

Girls Like Magic will be available September 19th on iTunes, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Amazon.

Watch the trailer below.


Girls Like Magic Trailer from Julia Eringer on Vimeo.

THE CAST
Julia Eringer, Dominic Adams (Six, Devious Maids), Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera, Brea Grant (EastSiders, Dexter), Matthew Ludwinski (Going Down in LaLa Land), D’Lo (Transparent, EastSiders, Sense8, Looking), Sarah Croce, Cody Kennedy (Rizzoli & Isles), Kit Williamson (EastSiders, Mad Men), Vee Kumari (Anger Management), Maz Siam (Guidance), Allen Keppler, Jason Dundas (America’s Best Dance Crew, Australian X-Factor), Christine Garver (Mad Men, Madam Secretary), Stephanie Drake (Mad Men), Geordie Robinson (Underbelly), Emily Somers, and Porter Kelly (Younger, The Blacklist).

THE CREATOR
Julia Eringer is an award-winning writer and actress from London. After graduating from the prestigious Drama Centre London she moved to LA and started creating content focusing on inspiring positive social change. She has starred in numerous indie shorts and features including Stereotypically You opposite Cal Penn, In Honor Of and award winning Eulogilia.

Fore more information, visit www.GirlsLikeMagic.com, follow @GirlsLikeMagic on Twitter and Instagram, and “Like” at www.Facebook.com/GirlsLikeMagic.

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