MTV's Faking It returns Monday
for its sophomore season.
In the comedy's first season, two high
school teens fake being a lesbian couple in order to gain popularity.
Despite their best efforts, Amy (played
by Rita Volk) and Karma (Katie Stevens) are unpopular at Hester High.
Their popularity soars when the best friends are mistakenly outed as
lesbians at a party thrown by the most popular boy in school, who
also happens to be gay, Shane (Michael Willett). They continue the
charade to remain in the school's “in” crowd.
Amy eventually reveals to Karma that
she's fallen in love with her best friend. Karma confesses that
she's dating Liam (Gregg Sulkin). After Liam, who was only attracted
to Karma because he thought she was gay, swears off Karma, he and
Amy, both drunk at the time, share a passionate kiss at a wedding
Showrunner Carter Covington discussed
the show's premise in an interview with Refinery
“I knew that I wanted to have one of
the best friends fall in love with [the other], and I wanted it to be
a journey exploring that,” Covington said. “Growing up in the
closet in North Carolina, I was constantly having feelings for my
best friends that I couldn't express. And as I talked to other
friends, so many people had that moment of, like, 'I kind of want
this friendship to be more, but I don't know if the other person
feels the same way.' I think that it transcends straight or gay.
It's just kind of a universal coming-of-age feelings.”
MTV has already renewed the comedy for
a third season.