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New Webseries Paints Venice as a Hot Bed of Steamy Action...With a Purpose

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A new webseries set right here in Venice uses the sudsy appeal and stylings of a soap opera to achieve some pretty lofty goals. Venice The Series is centered on Gina, a gay protagonist who is described as "a strong, confident, and complex career woman who navigates her relations with people through an intense yet thoughtful prism." When she's not using her prism to figure out her glamorous life, she's hitting the sheets with hot babes and dealing with her father, brother, and friends.

In case we're oversimplifying, you can start work on your PhD in Venice: The Series by reading the complete raison d'etre for the show on its lengthy "About" page. This soap is not mere pulp--in fact, it might just bring the world together more efficiently than a refreshing bottle of Coca-Cola paid for by a stranger and a catchy commercial jingle:

Venice will be the first serial that bridges the gap between many worlds -- it unifies the gay lifestyle with the straight world; people of color with multi-ethnic groups; and people in Venice, California with the global community (the series will be translated into multiple languages).

You can drop $9.99 to buy a pass for the whole series as a subscriber, but to take the show out for a spin you can watch the first episode via YouTube, where it's garnered largely positive reviews and over 18k hits. Who knows, if the webseries takes off, it might just give landlords and realtors in Venice incentive to hike up rental and home prices and capitalize on the world-changing powers of Gina and her "prism."

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