"I Love Bekka & Lucy" is the first digital episodic series ever showcased at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Creator, writer, and director Rachael Holder joins us to discuss how she developed such a groundbreaking show. It follows the lives of two best friends after one of them gets engaged.
Holder says she's proud of the fact the show has two black leads yet is not, "about their blackness." She tells us why digital platforms do a better job at representing diversity than traditional ones.
Finally, Holder tells us how the series was selected to premiere at SXSW. She discusses turning her project from webisodes into a full-fledged series. She based much of the plot on her own experiences, and waited until she had enough distance from the real-life events to fictionalize them.