HBO Renews ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ for a Second Season

by Shine My Crown Staff
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HBO Max’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls” has been renewed for a second season.

According to the press release, the series was the biggest Max Original comedy launch on the platform this year.

Photograph by Courtesy of HBO Max

The series follows four college roommates who arrive at New England’s prestigious Essex College. “A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating as they live out their new, free lives on campus.”

“Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble have created and written a show that is full of heart, female friendships, and awkward naked parties,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. “We are delighted that this comic, honest portrayal of the college condition has resonated for everyone, whether they had sex in college or not. We can’t wait to see where these uniquely complex yet relatable characters will go next.”

In a recent interview with AV Club, Kaling revealed that she drew from her own experiences for inspiration:

I was sexually repressed as a kid, and continue to feel like I identify that way. Writing a show about, well, the sex lives of college girls was kind of titillating and exciting. I was not interested in writing about a repressed young Asian woman,” she explained. “I wanted to do a sex-positive show with women who, even though they are very different from each other, have an unabashed attitude toward sexuality and an excitement about their adventurous lives. In order to do that, I needed people who had various experiences in college. We hired a mostly female, super diverse staff who were more advanced than me and Justin, and could share their lessons with us.”

The series stars Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp, and Alyah Chanelle Scott. Additional season one series regulars include Midori Francis, Gavin Leatherwood, Chris Meyer, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Lauren Spencer, and Renika Williams.

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