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.”

Sugar Rush is loosely based on the Julie Burchill novel of the same name.

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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