Satirists in Need of Superheroes
“The Slope” kicks off Kickstarter campaign
You’ve probably heard of “The Slope.” It’s that funny web series about Park Slope lesbians that you “liked” last week on your friend’s Facebook wall because of the sarcasm and Justin Bieber references.
“The Slope: Superficial, Homophobic Lesbians” produced by and starring Ingrid Jungermann and Desiree Akhavan caught our attention by making fun of us, or rather making fun of themselves. Dissecting urban lesbian culture and examining its flaws with humor, they’ve created a cutting-edge web series that is one of the most authentic, biting, hilarious portrayals of our everyday lives ever made. And, we want them to keep doing it.
“The Slope” team has started a kickstarter campaign to raise money for their upcoming second season, and recently held a fundraising party in collaboration with the monthly Park Slope queer party Confession at Mission Dolores. The party included a raffle with prizes from local favorites Gorilla Coffee, Crown Salon, yoga master Emily Beleigus, and even a role on Season 2 of “The Slope.” A kissing booth contest lining partygoers up for smooches from Desiree and Ingrid was the highlight of the night, and at $2 a smooch it was quite the bargain. Still, they remain a distance from their goal of $8,000.
Season 2 of “The Slope will bring us eight more episodes, beginning with the couple breaking up and attempting to remain friends. Desiree thinks it’s very lesbian of them—and Ingrid thinks it’s more heteronormative than people think. “More arguing and political incorrectness will ensue!” they say. So open up those duct-taped or hemp-stitched wallets, ladies, and help “The Slope” keep on keeping us all on our toes.