What We Love: The Slope

A funny web series about lesbians and the city

Sure, The Slope may be set in Brooklyn, but this lesbian web series is among the most addictive yet thanks to its creators Desiree Akhavan and Ingrid Jungermann. Named after Brooklyn’s gay-friendly neighborhood of Park Slope, an enclave that’s regularly the subject of snark thanks to the onslaught of hipsters, same-sex couples and their gaybies that have turned the old-school ‘hood into a kind of haven for cupcakes, rock n’ roll onesies and these “superficial, homophobic lesbians” (their words – not ours).

The series follows the lives of a lesbian couple who are one year into their relationship. Funny and insightful, the series interprets two women’s lives together in a fresh, modern way – and in a medium that allows both Akhaven and Jungermann to explore the challenges, complexities and silliness of being monogamous.

Check out the first episode (not entirely safe for work):

Episode 1: “Miserable Animals” from The Slope on Vimeo.