Toronto, ON – March 30, 2020
OUTtvGo introduces its brand-new and highly-anticipated sex comedy Avocado Toast the series following the story of two millennial friends, Molly and Elle, who are forced to learn about their parents’ new sexcapades after coming out and a divorce. The show is set to make its worldwide premiere May 18th, 2020 on OUTtv’s digital platform OUTtvGo (Canada), Vimeo and Amazon (United Kingdom, USA).
After a lifetime of dating men, 31-year-old teacher Molly (Heidi Lynch), surprises herself when she falls in love with a woman for the first time. When she finds the courage to come out as bisexual to her suburban parents, they empathetically reveal their own admission – they’re swingers and throw sex parties. When Molly gets dumped, she reluctantly heeds dating advice from her sexually blossoming parents and clumsily embarks onto the bisexual dating scene while navigating her broken heart.
Meanwhile, 33-year old creative director Elle (Perrie Voss), is reeling after learning her parents are divorcing and her mother, who also happens to be her boss, had an affair with a dude young enough to be Elle’s brother. To avoid the wrenching pain of her exploded family unit, Elle wages revenge in an eye-for-an-eye corporate takeover against her mother.
As life as they knew it crumbles away and their love lives, and careers become precarious, it’s their codependent friendship that takes all the heat. Finally, when the pressure cooker blows, they are shocked to realize that the nuts haven’t fallen so far from the tree.
“We are so excited to finally share Avocado Toast the series with the rest of the world. This is the show I desperately needed at a time in my life when I didn’t see bisexual representation anywhere.” says Heidi Lynch. “I had never seen a bisexual coming out story. My parents are some of my best friends, but I still got so caught up in the fact that coming out to them would be hard. In the end they were extremely accepting. I wanted to create representation for how coming out as bi was confusing and challenging and also representation for accepting, modern, baby boomer parents.”
“Avocado Toast the series takes assumptions and flips them on their head. Who our protagonists think they are, and they think they know is challenged at every turn in this series. I think we’ve created something that will open dialogue between generations, communities, and female friendships.” says Perrie Voss. “It’s hilarious, heartbreaking and relatable. Yes, it’s a comedy, but there’s a lot of heart and truth within it. I have always been amazed at how tears and laughter can be so closely related in times of grief, growth and change. This is that show!”
“OUTtvGo is home to a vast catalogue of LGBTQ+ content and we’re constantly on the look-out for new and exciting programming that caters to all members of the community,” says Brad Danks, CEO of OUTtv. “Avocado Toast is a show that explores love and friendship in the modern age and will leave you clamouring for more.”
“Avocado Toast the series is special because it is a women lead project. We have incredible women in the key positions of creators, screenwriters, story editors, director, editors, production designer, producers and stars. That ensures the voice and culture of the series is dynamic, powerful and inclusive, says, producer Charlie David.
Avocado Toast the series was created by screenwriters and stars Heidi Lynch and Perrie Voss and directed by Sam Coyle (Hazy Little Thing, Darkside, The Definites). The principal cast features Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones), Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black), Nelu Handa (Workin’ Moms), Scott Cavalheiro (Good Witch) and Mag Ruffman (Alias Grace).
The 10 x 15-minute sex comedy series is produced by Charlie David, Heidi Lynch and Perrie Voss. Executive producers are Jefferson Mappin along with Brad Danks and Philip Webb from OUTtvGO. Avocado Toast the series is funded with the participation of the Independent Production Fund (IPF), the Bell Fund and Ontario Creates IDM Production Fund.
Heidi Lynch is a Canadian/Swiss actor, writer, and producer residing in London, England. The ability to create, produce and sell works that include the kind of representation she feels is lacking in the world of media content has quickly become the most important thing she has done creatively to date and has sparked a new found love for the business of film making.
Perrie Voss is an actor, writer, film editor and producer. With great passion for powerful visuals and diverse stories Perrie is drawn towards underrepresented and unexpected narratives which is reflected in all avenues of her filmmaking. She currently divides her time as an actor in film and TV and her production companies, Guts and Gall Productions Inc., and Wheelhouse Productions.
Border2Border Entertainment produces and promotes award-winning, critically acclaimed film, television and digital projects for the LGBTQ+ audience. Dedicated to making each production experience enjoyable for our artists, business and broadcast partners, co-workers, and ultimately our audience. Our ongoing relationship with TV networks, film festivals and digital platforms keep our content in demand making our home-grown Canadian content watched by millions around the globe.
OUTtv is the world’s first and Canada’s only national LGBTQ+ television network and streaming service. Home to a compelling mix of inclusive, queer-focused content from comedy to drama, documentaries, reality and award-winning movies. OUTtv is dedicated to telling stories by and for the community, with a library of over 3000 hours of LGBTQ+ content including more than 600 hours of original programming, making OUTtv the world’s leading provider of queer content. Originals include The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, The Whole Package, Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend, Never Apart TV, My Trans Journey and the documentary strand OutSpoken. OUTtv is the license holder for the Canadian broadcasts of Emmy-award winning RuPaul’s Drag Race, House of Drag, Naked Attraction and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
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