Indie Filmmaker Creates a Rom-Com That Focuses on the Joy, Not the Struggle, of Queer Love

Indie Filmmaker Creates a Rom-Com That Focuses on the Joy, Not the Struggle, of Queer Love

Shawna Khorasani is a screenwriter and director from California. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to act in her first web series, The Adventures of Serena Berg. She just wrapped her second short film, LoverGirl. It’s a romantic comedy about two teenage girls in which the main character, a high school senior named Dakota, stages a bunch of grand romantic gestures to ask out her crush, Danny, and hilarity ensues every time. Shawna describes it as a “funny, happy, sweet love story about two young women.”

The entire cast is part of the LGBTQ+ community, something that Shawna feels is very important as a queer creator.  I had the chance to catch up with her and talk independent filmmaking and the importance of queer representation.

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