Queer virtual cable TV network, Revry, pays homage to the cult classic FREAKY FRIDAY with LIFE IS EASY–a comedy series that uses the body swap trope to highlight race, gender, sex, and the true meaning of being “woke” in 2020. Created in New Zealand and featuring a multi-cultural cast, the series will have its live world premieres on Revry’s live TV channels on July 19th at 5pm & 8pm (PST). Viewers can also binge watch the entire season on July 19th by upgrading to Revry Premium.
Welcome to the world of Jamie-Li and Curtis: Yin and Yang; Potato and gravy; BFF’s since childhood. Jamie-Li, a straight Chinese-Kiwi woman, and Curtis, a gay white man, have a friendship that defies race, gender and sex…or so they think. After a night of wet and wild partying on their joint 25th birthdays, the two Gemini’s wake up to find themselves in each other’s bodies–revealing a hot mess of unexplored issues that unravels the way they see others, one another, and themselves. They thought they were “woke”–until they woke up in each other’s bodies! LIFE IS EASY (LIE) is a smart, funny, sexy, wholesome, and thought-provoking 8-episode satire series exploring the complexities of race, gender and sexuality in today’s seemingly “woke” society.
“Being able to distribute globally on Revry is incredibly exciting for us. Sometimes it’s hard for us #millennials to envision greatness for ourselves outside of New Zealand, because we’re literally so far away from everything that is making waves,” says Producer, Ruby Reihana-Wilson. “It’s amazing to have our work debut on a platform that is specifically there to showcase and support queer and indigenous filmmakers.”
“In a time of BLM, LIE poignantly explores what it means to literally live in someone’s else’s shoes,” said Revry COO and Co-Founder, Alia J. Daniels. “It not only makes us laugh, but makes us think–a potent combination in entertainment.”