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Faking It 

After numerous attempts of trying to be popular two best friends decide to come out as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by their newfound fame, Karma and Amy decide to keep up their romantic ruse.
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Series cast summary:
Rita Volk ...  Amy Raudenfeld 38 episodes, 2014-2016
Katie Stevens ...  Karma Ashcroft 38 episodes, 2014-2016
Gregg Sulkin ...  Liam Booker 38 episodes, 2014-2016
Bailey De Young ...  Lauren Cooper 38 episodes, 2014-2016
Michael J. Willett ...  Shane Harvey 38 episodes, 2014-2016
Rebecca McFarland ...  Farrah 19 episodes, 2014-2016
Courtney Kato ...  Leila 18 episodes, 2014-2016
Senta Moses Mikan ...  Principal Penelope 17 episodes, 2014-2016
Keith Powers ...  Theo 16 episodes, 2014-2015
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After numerous attempts of trying to be popular, two best friends decide to fake being lesbians. They are launched into instant celebrity status. Seduced by their newfound fame, Karma and Amy decide to keep up their romantic ruse; but Amy has more than popularity on her mind as she falls for Karma.

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22 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Faking It - Più che amiche See more »

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Greg Sulkin (Liam), Lindsey Shaw (Sasha) and Chloe Brighes (Zita) all guest starred on the show Pretty Little Liars (2010) See more »

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Referenced in Truth or Dare (2018) See more »

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Two sides of the same coin
3 May 2014 | by IrishFrogSee all my reviews

This series is still in its second episode and I find it quite enjoyable, but I don't know whether I should be outraged by it or not.

On one hand, I feel like it could be an attempt at representing the LGBTQIA community (or at least homosexuals) in a show that feels light and portrays an acceptant society; on the other, I fear it might be just exploiting an under-represented group to create humorous situations.

The series itself is fun, its fast pace and short episodes are quite successful at catching one's attention and the situations the characters are put in are a mix of uniqueness (due to the alternative setting they find themselves in) and typicality of teenage drama shows.

Considering the girls are neither actively lesbians (at the beginning, at least - Karma is probably bisexual, Amy COULD be a lesbian), nor too familiar with the queer community, the misconceptions seem to be justifiable, but it worries me that people who don't have considerable understanding of queerness might take them as true.

The story has a lot of potential to become an inspiration to teenagers who are struggling with their sexual identities, but it needs to be developed with caution, considering our society isn't as acceptable as the girls' school.


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