There’s a magical high school in Austin, Texas, where being different is a cause for celebration, rather than an excuse for ridicule — so much so that two social nobodies can skyrocket to instant popularity simply by pretending to be lesbians.
That’s the basic premise behind MTV’s new comedy Faking It, which premiered Tuesday, as best friends Amy (Rita Volk) and Karma (American Idol‘s Katie Stevens) engage in a faux-lesbian relationship after some misinformed encouragement from new pal Shane (United States of Tara‘s Michael Willett).
Karma also uses her newfound popularity to start a flirtationship with misunderstood artist Liam (Pretty Little Liars‘ Gregg Sulkin), though she greatly underestimates how much her secret will get in the way.
Because every party needs a pooper, Amy’s new stepsister Lauren (Bunheads‘ Bailey Buntain) is determined to expose to the school’s new “it” couple, but her plans are crushed when Amy and Karma engage in a full-on makeout session in front of the entire school.
And let’s talk about that kiss — though Karma only does it to squash speculation of her heterosexuality, Amy comes away from it with a lot more than just some extra lip gloss.
Could Amy not be faking it, after all?
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