The British series about a young girl
whose world is turned topsy-turvy when she falls in love with her
sexy new best friend, Sugar, premieres on gay & lesbian cable
channel here! Friday, February 6.
The highly acclaimed Channel 4 series
Sugar Rush follows the life of Kim Daniels (played by Olivia
Hallinan), a 15-year-old girl from middle-class stock who is
obsessively in lust with her best friend Sugar (Lenora Crichlow), a
girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
The show's first season consists of 10
half-hour episodes. Kim and her dysfunctional family have
just moved to sunny Brighton, where she meets Sugar. The pair
quickly develop a friendship, and Kim a deep crush on her new BFF.
But Sugar is too obsessed with boys to notice Kim's advances, pushing
her to the edge of reason.
Channel 4 describes the show as a
“riotous exploration of what it means to be young, horny and queer
in 21st century Britain.”
Rush is loosely based on the Julie Burchill novel of the
The British series has previously won
the Children and Young People Award at the British Emmys in 2006 and
was nominated by the British Academy of Film and Television Award in
2006 for Best Drama Series.
“We are thrilled to announce the
acquisition of this jewel of a television series for our network.
Sugar Rush is a highly-compelling character-driven series
which appeals to our growing lesbian audience. It already has a
large British following and we are confident that American audiences
will be just as enthralled by this wonderful show,” said Mark
Reinhart, General Manager and Executive Vice President Distribution
and Acquisitions, in a press release.
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