Bailey De Young Opens Up About Her ‘Faking It’ Alter Ego In honor of Intersex Awareness Day, the actress talks about her MTV character. by jordana ossad 10/26/2015 Lauren Cooper may have been hiding a big part of her life during the inaugural season of “Faking It” — but now the outspoken teen is no […]
Check out this video clip! Bailey De Young mentions attending the AIS-DSD Support Group Conference in her latest interview about the upcoming season of MTV’s hit show, Faking It. Click here to watch!
MTV’s Faking It, which premiered in April of 2014, seemed like a show crafted entirely on a flimsy gimmick: Two teen girls, tired of their status as high school nobodies, pretend to be lesbians to become popular and get elected homecoming queens… …Where Faking It has indisputably broken new ground is with the character of […]
Faking It showrunner Carter Covington told me that the intersex element was born because they wanted a storyline worthy of the acting talents of Bailey DeYoung (Ginny on the late, lamented Bunheads), who plays Lauren. “The show is called Faking It, and we said, ‘Well, what is a secret she could have?’ ” Mostly, though, […]
“Scenes like this one make me want to write a long, sprawling love letter to the powers that be at MTV, thanking them for introducing their audiences to a condition that they might be unfamiliar with, and then showing that despite her differences, Lauren is still accepted by her peers. It would have been expected […]
Did you catch tonight’s episode of Faking It?! Lauren tells Leila and Lisbeth her secret! Each week we’ll be talking to different Inter/Act members, a group of young 14-25 year old intersex people, asking them to relate their intersex stories with what Lauren is going through. What is Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS)? Milly: Complete AIS is […]
In the Season 2 premiere of MTV’s Faking It, which explores the spectrum of sexuality, a main character reveals that she was born with an intersex condition. Here’s what went into that decision — and why it was so important to get it right. WARNING: This post contains spoilers about the Faking It Season 2 premiere. Shortly after the […]
It’s Time To Celebrate! Showrunner Carter Covington talks with THR about exploring the new-to-TV storyline MTV’s teen comedy Faking It is poised to break new ground on the small screen in its second season when it explores what it’s like to be born intersex. Click here for the full article.
Faking It actress Bailey De Young who plays intersex character “Lauren” with Inter/Act members Alice and Milly at Season 2 Paley Center premiere in Los Angeles About a year ago I was contacted about a new show set to premiere that was invested in writing an intersex plot line about one of it’s main […]