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INTERVIEW: Female Queer Series BARBELLE Season 2 Is Back On KINDAtv

Boss & Co’s Gwenlyn Cumyn and Karen Knox stars on their award-winning series, BARBELLE, with season one boasting over four million views. This colorful show explores the relationship between pop-star duo, Alice O’Hara and Veronica Vale and their public relationships– both professional and romantic. Watch the show now on KINDAtv’s YouTube channel and read our interview below!

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, Gwenlyn and Karen! Tell us about your show, BARBELLE, and about the characters you play. What was the inspiration behind the show and Veronica and Alice?

We like to describe BARBELLE as the Gay Soap Opera of your dreams with good jokes, or if you prefer, a woke lesbian Spiceworld for 2019. The show is a short form digital series, and Season Two JUST started airing! You can watch it on Shaftesbury’s YouTube channel KINDAtv. The Series was inspired mostly by a drive to create a show that we (Karen Knox and Gwenlyn Cumyn) would have wanted to watch as teenage girls! There simply wasn’t representation for queer women that was hitting the mark in terms of quality TV shows. SO… We decided to make one!

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INTERVIEW: Taras Lavren Talks About His Role ‘Anne With An E’ and His Project, Blink Twice Films

Taras Lavren was bitten by the acting bug at a young age and has taken on that passion to grow a career in acting and filmmaking. He received his first big break when he landed a role in The CW’s Reign, and currently plays Nate in Netflix’s Anne With An E. Read his interview below to find out more!

Hello, Taras, thank you so much for talking to Defective Geeks! Tell us what it’s like to be involved in such an acclaimed show, ‘Anne With An E’, and how you got the role to play Nate.

It’s pretty wild being on such a huge show as Anne with an E, I’m still blown away by how large of an audience and fanbase it has outside of Canada, let alone here! So the way I booked the gig, is actually hilarious because I never once stepped into an audition room. I had sent a tape into casting right before I left on vacation to Mexico in 2017 and then about three days into my trip I got an e-mail saying I had a callback in like two days! Not knowing what to do, I messaged casting and after some careful deliberation they agreed that I could just submit a second tape from where I was. So I’m in a hotel room with my girlfriend in Mexico, and with a stack of corona cases we borrowed as a tripod for the camera, we somehow managed to submit the second tape over dodgy wi-fi. Two days later, (on our last day) I got an e-mail that I booked the part! I’ve never had a luckier vacation, I still think it’s probably for the best as I probably would’ve completely bombed it if I had to go in the room!

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INTERVIEW: Jaz Saini & Harjit Bhandal of YouTwoTV Takes Home “Fan Fave Much Creator” Award

Jaz Saini and Harjit Bhandal are the two content creators behind the popular channel YouTwoTV on YouTube. The award-winning duo share an amazing creative energy together and we chat about how they met and how they got their start. Jaz and Harjit have an amazing chemistry with each other which is why their hilarious videos are so successful— they are not only talented but also relatable and lovable by their fans worldwide. Check them out!

Hi guys, thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions! Can you tell our readers about your YouTube channel, YouTwoTV?

JAZ:  Thank you for having us! YouTwoTV is a YouTube channel we created in February 2016 and we’ve been creating weekly comedy skits on it since! We like to say that we make reality funny on our channel. We take relatable situations and make them into short 3-4 minute skits.

HARJIT:  Some of our most popular videos include Back To School: Types of Students and Types of Girlfriends Guys Hate. Some of our personal favorites are If You Boyfriend Was A Superhero and If Your Girlfriend Was a Cell Phone!

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Comics N Cocktails Launch Event! (Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, Y’all)

On Wednesday, September 2nd, Comics N Cocktails celebrated their launch on theStream.tv web channel with a fun and geeky party at Shakey’s in Hollywood!

21036256806_123219f033_cNathan and Anastasia (center and right) with their first episode guest Bernie Bregman (left)

Comics N Cocktails is the brainchild of  Anastasia Washington and Nathan Lichtman, the duo who have already bringing us the latest in geeky news and interviews on their podcast Awkward Conversations on Nerd Reactor. On CNC, they’ll be bringing a weekly show of  geek-talk mixed with booze-drinking to the table, featuring guests from the nerd community at large. The series airs  Wednesday nights at 8pm Pacific!

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Ep. 201 George Shaw

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Our guest this week is musician, George Shaw. You’ve heard his music at The Geekie Awards and Geek & Sundry’s TableTop with Wil Wheaton. He also wrote and produced ‘Star Wars Musical’, a Disney parody! We got to chat with him about music, movies, cartoon theme songs and what it means to be a creator online.