‘Faking It’ Is Different Than Other Shows About LGBT Teens [VIDEO]

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The premiere of MTV’s new show “Faking It” is just one week away, and while we are super excited, we also wanted to know something. What makes this show different from other shows about LGBT teens? So we caught up with a few of the stars to get the scoop on what sets the show apart, and why we (and you!) should definitely tune in.

+ Watch the Stars Talk About Why “Faking It” Is Different

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.”

Make sure you set your series recordings ASAP, and tune in every Tuesday at 10:30/9:30c starting April 22nd to watch your new favorite show.

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