Q&A with Girl/Girl Scene‘s Tucky Williams.
For those who aren’t familiar, Girl/Girl Scene is a steamy web series that focuses on the lives of a group of young Kentucky queers. With a healthy dose of gritty storylines, sexy times between the sheets, and good old-fashioned lesbian drama, G/G S has won over many fans and has now returned for its much-anticipated second season.
On screen Tucky Williams plays Evan, the resident Casanova who lines ‘em up. In real life, Williams keeps busy in other ways. Tucky doesn’t just star in G/G S; she is the creator, writer and producer of the series.
Tucky has also starred in a few horror flicks, she’s a spokesperson for epilepsy awareness, she finds Canadian women ridiculously attractive, and she doesn’t take herself, or our questions, too seriously — which is to say, she was a total delight to interview.
Queeriesmag: Let’s jump right in and talk Canadiana. I’m a big fan of the Canadian mug and flag on Evan’s kitchen counter. Aside from all the obvious reasons (our amazing maple syrup and our patriotic appreciation for the beaver), why show love for the Canucks in G/G S?
Tucky: I love Canada! Growing up, Toronto was like a second home. I think of myself as Canadian. I’m always rooting for Canada in the Olympics. I also find Canadian women ridiculously attractive.
QM: Season 1 was pretty intense. Can we expect the same level of drama and darkness in the second season, or will we see things get a bit lighter this time around? Basically, without giving too much away, what can we expect from the second season?
Tucky: In terms of bad behaviour, nobody ever really changes, and the characters never learn from their mistakes. There’s a lot more kissing this time around, which was one of my priorities. Watching two girls kiss is the most beautiful thing there is.
As far as darkness, we’re introducing a vampire character. Vampires are still relevant, right?
QM: I’m personally excited to see Bender (played by Sick of Sarah‘s Abisha Uhl) back in the second season. She’s such a sweet, bumbling but endearing contrast to Evan’s smooth ways; has it been fun to write Bender’s awkward lines?
Tucky: After working with Abisha in the Season 1 finale, I really wanted to bring her back as a main character for the second season.
What you see with Bender is actually just Abisha. I don’t even think she knows the cameras are there. She is just that adorable.
QM: Evan and Avery have some great chemistry in the first episode. What kind of energy does Kayden Kross (who plays Avery) bring to the set?
Tucky: Working with Kayden is a joy and a relief. As an actor, she goes for it and never shies away or gets nervous. I loved being able to jump into a scene with someone who was approaching it with the same ferocity.
QM: Girl/Girl Scene doesn’t shy away from steamy sex scenes. Many actors talk about how difficult, choreographed or awkward love scenes are, but is it really that difficult spending time on set kissing beautiful women?
Tucky: It’s only as awkward as you make it. I had this major kissing phobia when the show started, but I’ve been cured through what we could call immersion therapy. Now I love it. I have kissing down to a science.
QM: Do you have a set number of seasons for G/G S in mind, or are you hoping to keep the series going for as long as you can?
Tucky: I plan on doing on-camera lesbian love scenes well into my 80s.
QM: Do you feel G/G S is a good reflection of the lesbian scene in Kentucky?
Tucky: I thought it would be terrifying to set a show this scandalous in Kentucky, a place most people don’t think of as a hub of crazy lesbians. But it’s accurate. All of my friends are crazy lesbians.
QM: As the writer, creator and also the main actor of the show, you have the unique opportunity to write yourself the kind of scenes you’d like to act. Are you thinking about that while you’re writing, or is it just about the characters and what they need to do?
Tucky: I’m not writing the scenes I’d like to act; I’m writing the scenes that I would want to watch as a viewer. I have to think of the characters, otherwise there would be no way I could write myself into those raunchy scenes.
QM: I heard that you’re making an appearance on The Real L Word this season. How did that come about?
I was at The Dinah, and they wanted to mic me, so I let them. I have no idea if that will end up on the show. Being followed around by cameras is always fun.
QM: You’re a spokesperson for epilepsy awareness. What has your involvement in this new role been like?
Tucky: I’m thrilled that I can help and inspire others by speaking out about epilepsy. I’m in a great position for that because I have the condition myself. Unfortunately for most people, it’s terrifying to watch someone have a seizure. We need to make it known that many people suffer from this condition, and we need to remove the stigmas that come with it.
I’ve been inundated with messages of support and thanks from those who have epilepsy or know someone who does. It’s a wonderful thing to feel like you’re making a difference.
QM: I’d like to end by asking about your dedicated Girl/Girl Scene fanbase. What are your fans like?
Tucky: My fans are basically my surrogate girlfriend. They are the most amazing people. Their outpouring of love has inspired me not only to make the show as great as it can be, but they make me want to be a better person.
Worried about Tucky withdrawal? Have no fear: the Girl/Girl Scene‘s cast and crew have filmed the first four episodes already and will be filming the next four very soon. That means you can expect new episodes to drop every month.
You can stay tuned to the Girl/Girl Scene site for new episodes.Tags:Abisha Uhl, epilepsy, Girl/Girl Scene, Kayden Kross, Kentucky, Lesbian, Lesbian Kiss, Sex, Sick of Sarah, Tucky Williams, Webseries