G&T: watch it!

G&T is an Italian webseries and, before you ask, no, it doesn’t talk about how awful it is to be gay in Italy, it’s not a docu-fiction about the state of the works in Rimini and it’s not a soup of stereotypes and ostrich feathers either.

G&T talks about feelings (not only, but especially), and it does it in a real way, like you’d never expect from an Italian webseries, shot in Italy, written and acted out by brave Italians. Because it’s true, G&T is brave and maybe too modern for a country like Italy, that scandalizes over a gay kiss on TV (it’s not a coincidence that it’s mostly followed abroad).

After this scandalously enthusiastic premise, you’ll be sure that G&T is extraordinary. Original in the storyline and in the direction, full of plot twists, important themes and food for thought. It only partly is so.

I personally found the plot quite banal (if not properly banal, definitely seen and seen again). The plot is about Giulio and Tommaso (G and T indeed), two childhood friends, one gay, one homophobic, that have been away from each other for five years because of a couple of little kisses exchanged at a university party. The actual story takes off at this point: a series of coincidences, improbable in real life but plausible in a work of fiction, make them meet again, get close and f…ind out who they are and what they really want.

Despite the banality of the plot and the not always flawless acting (but still of a great level for a series shot for the web), G&T can make you feel involved, suck you in, make your heart beat fast and hope with every bit of yourself that Giulio and Tommaso be happy, because they deserve it.

I’ve watched both seasons in one day – the episodes are short and luckily I could afford to do it- and then I watched them again, because it had been a long time since I had grown so attached to fictional characters (that weren’t my own).

So, if you have a little time, watch G&T. Because it has subtitles in many languages, because it’s been created with little but gives you a lot, because it will move you and because no one – directors, screenwriters or nor actors- paid me to write this article way too full of compliments (if you wanna do it now, I’m not gonna complain).


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