Created by filmmakers, Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia, WIGS is a new YouTube channel producing original, scripted series, short films, and documentaries, all starring female leads.
WIGS will take you on an unpredictable, often outrageous journey into the lives, loves, and lies of our characters. WIGS. Where It Gets Interesting.
Taking a look at the Channel’s YouTube page, you’ll find every series (those that are already underway, and those that are on the way), each titled with just a woman’s first name… like this one, titled Christine, which stars America Ferrera as a young woman on a nutty evening of speed dating.
Watch 2 episodes from the series below – the first with Brandon Fobbs; the second with Gary Dourdan. Thanks to Racialicious for alerting me to WIGS; watch:
By the way, I couldn’t find any existing WIGS series that center on the lives of black women specifically; however, the channel does say that there are at least 10 more series coming, so one of those (you’d think) would center on the life and loves of a black woman.
The press release I found online contains this:
Over the coming weeks and months, WIGS will be releasing content produced with a renowned group of writers and filmmakers, all starring female leads. Upcoming programming showcases actors including: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Beals, Maura Tierney, Michael C. Hall, America Ferrera, Jason Isaacs, Allison Janney, Jane Kaczmarek, Jena Malone, Rosanna Arquette, Walton Goggins, Jimmy Wolk, Gary Cole, Tim DeKay, Jason O’Mara, and Catherine O’Hara.
I guess Jennifer Beals is it then…
By the way, Effie Brown is producer of Christine.