Welcome to Queer Fudanshi. Let’s Talk. In this post we’re going to talk about Brown Girls Episodes 1-4.
Brown Girls is an American web series. The official premise goes:
‘Brown Girls’ is an intimate story of the lives of two young women of color. Leila is a South Asian-American writer just now owning her queerness. Patricia is a sex-positive Black-American musician who is struggling to commit to anything: job, art and relationships. While the two women come from completely different backgrounds, their friendship is ultimately what they lean on to get through the messiness of their mid-twenties.
My Thoughts Before Watching:
I learned about Brown Girls through a facebook post that I then shares on QF’s Facebook page. Since then, I sort of forgot about it until a couple weeks ago. I thought, “It’s probably out by now. Let’s look it up.”
I’m looking forward to watching this series as the trailer made it look fun and exciting. Let’s go check it out.
This is Brown Girls Episodes 1-4.
*Warning: This web series has partial nudity and as such is labeled as NSFW.
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The Talk (Spoilers Ahead):
That was… everything. I literally just watched through that entire episode, which was only 6 minutes but still, and did not take notes. Because, how do you explain perfection?
The start with Leila and Miranda was what first shut me up. It just felt real. Everything from the confrontation to Miranda frustration to Leila’s inability to just say, “I’m not interested.” All of it pulled me in.
Then the bed scene with Patricia was real too. The intimate moments with friends as you go over your days. The cursing. Plus the music choices and the color choices for the title and credits. It all was just so perfect.
I applaud Fatimah for her writing. It just feels real. Patricia starting off the episode by talking to herself in the mirror was good and so was the walking into something in the hallway. That said, I feel like its Sonia Denis (who plays Patricia) who’s really driving these moments home. Her acting just feels so natural that it’s extremely charming.
Honestly, I’m trying to figure out what the magic of this show is. I went into another black hole where I was too invested in the story to take any notes.
Is it that the show is just very well written? Is it because it’s acted well? Maybe it’s a mix of both. Honestly, the conversations feel so much like actual conversations I would have with friends. It’s too the point that I even thought some of it is ab libbed.
Every conversation ran smoothly from Patricia and her Tinder date, Patricia and Leila’s breakfast scene, and Patricia with her mother.
Speaking of the mother, her conversation about falling out of love and then having to rediscover yourself was sobering. It wasn’t sad, but it wasn’t a happy thought either. Just the way it was delivered really drove home and nestled in the heart.
Fatimah’s writing life speaks to me on a spiritual level. Every single thing she said is so real and true for every writer out there. “Sometimes I feel like what I have to say isn’t important,” “I wish I could live off being a writer,” “[Finding a writing job that pays] is like finding a Unicorn.” All of it true.
This episode. I don’t know if it was the writing talk or if it was the close sisterly bond, or the coming out scene, but I really liked this episode. You know, there’s a lot of great female bonds and connections in this episode.
I literally didn’t take any notes while watching this episode. I was too wrapped up in the show.
The one thing I want to talk about with this episode, besides how hipstery and eclectic that party looked, is Leila.
Leila was a sloppy mess, and I loved every second of it. Seeing her make a mess of herself was so sad. But I gotta say, that girl can spit shit. I was doing the Matrix trying to dodge all of them shots she was making. Poor Alex never had a chance.
That said, I’m honestly on Miranda’s side of the situation. She deserved better than Leila.
This was a great point to stop. That last episode was everything, so it’s good to take a break here.
That said, literally every episode was perfect. The writing, the acting, the camera work, the music. There is literally only one complaint in the entire episode and it’s that I can’t imagine how the girls pay for their apartment. Other than that, I’m floored by how good this web series is.
My rating for Brown Girls Episodes 1-4 is 5 stars out of 5 and a QF star. What’s Yours?
- As much as I like Patricia, the fact that she doesn’t like Pancakes is a rift in our friendship.
- By the way, the whole Pink Eye situation was hilarious.
- I hope the girls didn’t catch it.