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Anyone But Me: Web-A-Thon

July 28, 2010

From July 27-29 (going on now!), the “Anyone But Me” web series will be doing a one-of-a-kind web-a-thon, in order to (hopefully) get enough donations for a 3rd season.

Anyone But Me: V and A

The main storyline for the web series features two girls, Vivian and Aster, who try to make their “long distance” relationship work after Vivian moves away from New York City. Vivian’s move is a consequence of her father’s health problems, which developed after working as a fire fighter during the Sept. 11 attacks. Things get interesting when Vivian moves back to where her old childhood friend lives, and goes through the “coming out” process all over again. She meets Archibald, who tries to help her get through the new place as painlessly as possible, while trying to fight his own demons.

I say “long distance” because Vivian moves 20-30 minutes away from the city, which to me, isn’t a big deal in a relationship (coming from a city where I had to drive that time to get to my high school). Other than that minor detail, “Anyone But Me” is realistic in its perspective on young love, LGBTQ issues, stereotypes (of any sort), sex and friendship. The shows are addictive, averaging just 6-8 minutes an episode, and are uploaded only once in a blue moon. Even though it can feel like a small soap opera, it’s worth watching for it’s refreshing and unique contrast against typical TV shows with their homogeneous casts.

The Web-A-Thon ebay store features items from the show, like the infamous “Nobody Knows I’m a Lezbian” T-shirt worn by Vivian (played by Rachael Hip-Flores), and chances to be a part of a future episode with the amazing cast. While the Web-A-Thon is a great idea for funding, it might not be as fruitful as they hoped– considering the harsh economy and that possibly a majority of watchers are in high school or college, and can’t really pay starting bids at 100 dollars (though very tempting).¬† However, there is a donate button (for any amount) on the front page of the official site, and 5% of the proceeds will be donated to the Ali Forney Center, which is dedicated to providing housing and services to the homeless LGBTQ youth of NYC. In the end of it all, I really do hope a 3rd season goes through.

Anyone But Me: Official Site

Anyone But Me’s Ebay Web-A-Thon Store

Donation Paypal Account to Anyone But Me

Season One Episodes

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