Jane Espenson (executive producer of Battlestar Galactica and Caprica) and co-writer, Brad “Cheeks” Bell, have created a webseries called Husbands, the first marriage equality comedy, which will premiere tomorrow at husbandstheseries.com!
Husbands is the story of a high-profile actor named Cheeks, and a pro baseball player named Brady who wake up after a drunken night in Vegas and realize they’ve gotten married. Not wanting to make the Gay Marriage Movement look bad, they decide to stick out their marriage and see if they, like Tim Gunn, can make it work.
In addition to the writing of the talented Ms. Espenson and the brilliantly creative Cheeks, whose comedy videos on YouTube have made him an internet sensation, there is some top-tier talent attached to this series, including Caprica’s Alessandra Torresani (as Cheeks’ BFF, Haley), True Blood’s Sean Hemeon (as Brady), and director Jeff Greenstein, who has written for shows like Friends, Will & Grace, Parenthood, and Desparate Housewives.
The entire team was on hand last night at Meltdown Comics in L.A. giving 100 lucky fans a sneak peek at three 2-minute episodes of Husbands as part of the Nerdist Writers Series. Not only is it hilarious, but it is also really tender and sweet. And if you’ve ever wanted to see Alessandra Torresani drink her face off and stumble around like a young Karen Walker, this is the webseries for you!
Teresa Jusino fought for marriage equality in New York, then moved to Los Angeles so she could straighten our California. So to speak. She can be heard on the popular Doctor Who podcast, 2 Minute Time Lord, participating in a roundtable on Series 6.1. Her “feminist brown person” take on pop culture has been featured on websites like ChinaShopMag.com, PinkRaygun.com, Newsarama, and PopMatters.com. Her fiction has appeared in the sci-fi literary magazine, Crossed Genres; she is the editor of Beginning of Line, the Caprica fan fiction site; and her essay “Why Joss is More Important Than His ‘Verse” is included in Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon By the Women Who Love Them, which is on sale now wherever books are sold! 2012 will see Teresa’s work in two upcoming sci-fi anthologies. Get Twitterpated with Teresa,“like” her on Facebook, or visit her at The Teresa Jusino Experience.