Be Here Now-ish

My amazing friends Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite are currently in the process of making a comedy web series called BE HERE NOW-ish. The show follows two sexually progressive girls who decide to ditch their down-and-out lives in New York and move to LA in search of a spiritual awakening. And guess what, I have a small part in the show too, playing a new-agey lesbian, yay! The project is amazing so far, and they’ve just launched a Kickstarter in order to raise funds to finish filming their sexy/lolz/queer masterpiece. Above is their Kickstarter video, which includes the show’s trailer!

Here’s what Alexandra and Natalia have to say about their series: “We wanted to create a show that openly, without judgement or taboo, shows the absurdity and depth of the exploration of sexuality and spirituality, and how these things are changing for our generation. In a sea of media that comments on our generation’s pitfalls and strengths, we feel there is nothing that accurately depicts the world we live in … a world where managing to survive/pay bills/pay for $15 cheeseburgers and $10 kale juices on weirdo freelance schedules is “normal,” while juggling magic and meditation groups and dance parties till 3 AM.  Where dating is more complex than trigonometry and commitment is scarce. Where people choose their personal pronouns, girls look like boys, boys look like girls, sexuality is fluid, sex is complicated, and laughter is abundant.”

Sounds good to me.



29 Replies to “Be Here Now-ish”

  1. looks fun but also looks oh so white. i don’t get how so many shows try to emulate real life but then end up with none or 1 poc. like is real life really that white for so many people?

    1. Hey, we totally hear what you’re saying and agree with you! We’ve only shot the first 5 episodes, which happened to have a lot of white people in them, but there will be POC in the season –we promise! It’s important for us to try to emulate real life too. There are actually a few Latina girls in the trailer, including myself — I’m brazilian, born and raised (even tho as far as skin color goes, I’m pretty white…). Anyways, thanks for your feedback! -Natalia (co-creator of the show)

      1. thanks for the reply, i appreciate it. i was actually referring to you when i wrote “1 poc.”

        look forward to seeing it!

    2. it’s not enough that it’s queer, trans, interfaith, politically + sexually + spiritually experimental, and features two non-North American leads, as well as a couple Latinas? people, lay off the sensitivity sauce, and also quit making snap judgments about what you THINK you see.

      1. i actually left a compliment at the beginning of the comment. i hope you’re not a part of the show because wow you seem extremely dismissive not to mention racist. sorry i was slightly annoyed not to see a single black person in the trailer of a show that’s portrayed to be very progressive.

          1. because instead of politely commenting like natalia did, blue decided to get annoyed and angry with me and tell me to lay off the “sensitivity sauce.” it’s like she expected me to be like “oh there’s trans people on the show? ok cool, the show is clearly diverse! my bad!”

            i wasn’t even attacking the show yet i’m the one who got attacked. all because in the trailer all i saw were seemingly white-passing people on a show that is supposed to be progressive. idk about LA, but here in NYC white people make up less than half the population. so i think i have every right to be saddened by the lack of poc portrayed in the media. ESPECIALLY a progressive tv show.

            you can keep trying to silence me all you want. i’m tired of arguing with white people who are too stubborn to understand and decide to tell me i am just being too sensitive.

    1. Oma I’m surprised you have nothing better to do at 12:17am than surf the web and share the dark cloud over your head.

  2. love the curly hairdo! was just watching what turned out to be a Ginger Lyn (is/was she a famous porno person) all because i saw a random photo of her curly hair with bangs. The Last American Virgin also featured this hairstyle! curly hair with bangs! yes!

  3. Hello Karley, I am reading your blog from the beginning and on almost every page lot’s of the photos aren’t showing up, also when I open each blog post it asks me to enter a username and password.


    1. It asks u for a username? That’s so weird. Thanks for letting me know, I’ll check it out! Also, the pics thing–I know. When I converted to wordpress some of the images didn’t load, and I need to re-upload them, but it just takes forever and I’m trying to find the time :/

  4. Forgive my ignorance – but I’ve never used kickstarter – it says “This project will only be funded if at least $20,000 is pledged by Thursday Jun 27, “… does this mean if the goal MUST be reached by then or no money? or do you get whats pledged at least? Hope it makes it.

    1. You don’t get what’s pledged unless you make your goal. And all the people who pledge get their money back. Some other crowd-sourcing sites do it differently though, but this is how Kickstarter has always worked.

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