WIGS is the #1 channel for scripted drama on YouTube that introduces original series, short films, and documentaries, all starring female leads and dealing with important issues of love, betrayal, power, and friendship, just to name a few. Season two of WIGS’s award-winning series, LAUREN with Jenifer Beals as Major Jo Stone and Troian Bellisario as Sergeant Lauren Weil, will premier on May 3 on WIGS channel at Youtube and Watchwigs. Four additional episodes will be available on May 10 and the final four on May 17. LAUREN won a Silver Medal for Drama at the 2013 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, and Bellisario took home a Gold Award for Best Performances by an actress.
LAUREN explores the consequences of dealing with sexual assault in the military and in season one we were introduced to Sergeant Lauren Weil, who reports her own rape and ongoing harassment by her superiors to her female commanding officer Major Jo Stone. Stone tries to do the right thing, but is caught between military code and what she may believe is proper because she has to navigate between seeking justice while remaining loyal to the institution, to which she dedicated her life.
The story of Lauren is fictional but it is an honest portrayal of the endless red tape and bureaucracy that many victims of sexual assault experience while serving in the military. Second season will continue to explore Lauren’s fight for what is right “the way it should be and not just the way it is.” Additional cast include well-known actors like Bradley Whitford, Raymond Cruz, Mykelti Williamson and Sarah Jones (reprising her self-titled role as a military veteran from WIGS series KENDRA).
Season 2 Trailer
From WIGS press release:
“Before working on LAUREN, I was oblivious to the struggle of those sexually assaulted while serving our country,” explained Bellisario. “There are thousands of young women and men who are harassed or assaulted by their fellow soldiers and forced to keep their pain a secret – or worse, if they bravely come forward, they can be punished for seeking justice. Lauren’s story represents a powerful and important issue, an issue to which attention must be paid. If we truly do ‘support our troops,’ we must put an end to this.”
Conversation behind the scene with Jennifer and Troian