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In comedy webseries A Girl’s Guide to Ghosting, budding app developer Paige (Kirsten D’Addio) moves into a cheap room (as in, so cheap it has no door) in a shared house with a sleazy landlord — but those are far from her only issues with the place. See, she has a new roommate, Tabitha (Michaela Fraboni). And Tabitha isn’t exactly the kind of roommate who can save Paige a few bucks by splitting the rent — she’s an 1800s ghost who is not happy about Paige moving into her space.
But where A Girl’s Guide really kicks things off is by subverting the traditional person-moves-into-a-house-and-ghost-isn’t-pleased plotline. Instead of engaging in typical supernatural tug-of-war over their room, Paige and Tabitha become fast friends. And, inspired by continued unwanted advances from their landlord, they decide to collaborate on an “anti-dating app” made to help women ghost men who won’t leave them alone.
Co-creator Jillian Davis tells Tubefilter the series is made “by women for women.” She produced A Girl’s Guide alongside creative partner and series director Abbie Steckler, and both they and the series have recently been recognized by Women and Hollywood.
There are currently nine episodes of A Girl’s Guide released on the show’s dedicated YouTube channel. You can watch the first episode below:
OTHER UNDER-THE-RADAR FILMS AND SERIES TO CHECK OUT
- Herstory 101. This slam poetry series breaks down common historical misconceptions, starting with the first episode, “John Smith Was a F*ckboy,” released this week for Indigenous People’s Day.
- Tenants. Chronicling the lives of two BFFs as they move into their first apartment, Tenants is a snappy, chemistry-rich comedy series filmed in Chicago.
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