Rita Volk (“Amy”) believes it has a lot to do with the fact that “every single character isn’t what you would think they would be.” Bailey Buntain (“Lauren”) confirmed Volk’s statement; she loves that the show “really flips all the typical stereotypes in high school.” According to her, this isn’t going to be a show that echoes social hierarchies found in high schools IRL.
Michael Willet (“Shane”) is really excited about the show because it “paints a more realistic depiction of teenagers in high school.” The drama might be “heightened,” but Willet loves that the show doesn’t make the gay character “the sidekick” or some kind of “cliché.” He’s going to be a fully developed character with a “real storyline,” which is why Willet knows LGBT kids will “really connect” with “Faking It.”
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