Cakes & Candles follows three queer friends, in a web series where each episode celebrates a character’s birthday. It has the addictive feeling of Skins mixed with the close-knit friendships of Broad City – and it’s something that I’m really excited to see more of.
The first episode gave us a peek at one of the character’s birthday parties. Dee’s shy and introverted – and struggles to navigate the party after her sister invites way too many guests. It gave a hint of what’s to come – three close-knit friends (the sort of friendships you can really invest in) exploring themes of sexuality, gender and race. Even better, it’s beautifully shot and edited – and a pleasure to watch.
Where it feels like television is making slow progress – it’s really exciting to see a piece of work that represents the LGBTQ community so thoroughly and tells the stories that we’ve definitely been missing. This show is certainly one to watch, and will be online next Sunday.