New Web Series 'The Throwaways' Follows a Group of Out Misfits - Review
After all, a few of these throwaways still entertain pipe dreams of returning home and picking up their discarded potential to lead a stable, honest life. For all their machismo, the series allows glimpses of vulnerability and fear in the girls, revealing that they are just as fickle and uncertain as the world they find themselves in.
Since most of the episodes are 10- to 20-minute pieces, the plot moves quickly through each stage, giving viewers just enough time to start to like a character before they do something to undermine Ollie’s trust.
The show covers a lot of ground, which may be why some of the supporting characters seem like archetypes rather than fully fleshed out three-dimensional individuals with their own backstory, but nevertheless, the series is thoughtfully made, with a racially diverse cast, well-produced cinematography and attention to detail.
Even Ollie’s belongings tell her tale of transformation as she moves further away from her former life. Ollie first leaves behind her cell phone, and then her car is impounded. The first night with the throwaways she sleeps curled around her backpack, clutching desperately to the trinkets of her past – a glass ball she fidgets with when she’s nervous, a school textbook and two pairs of Chucks. Later, the backpack lies underneath the bed when she sleeps. And then, one morning her belongings are gone – stolen.
The Throwaways, with its prescient exploration of bullying and homelessness among LGBT youth, reimagines a new type of family unit for a group of outcasts just looking for a place to call home.
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