Australia's Answer To 'Girls' -- The Female Comedy We Need

28/10/2015 3:50 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:50 PM AEST
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"We should make a bad reality show of my life."

It's the day after a big night, you're sitting around on your friend's back deck and having one of those hangover conversations which is at the same time pointless and hilarious.

It was this very idea that led Kacie Anning to create Fragments Of Friday , a brilliant Aussie web-comedy made for the young female audience.

Centred around three mates Alex, Sophie and Maddie -- three 20-something women in Sydney -- it's impressive how accurately the humour interprets female friendship.

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Left to right: Max, Alex, Maddie and Sophie.

"I've always said this show is a love letter to female friendships and a lot of it does come from me ruminating on friendship," creator and actress Anning told HuffPost Australia.

The show it back for season two and was created out of frustration when Anning came fresh out of film school and was disillusioned with short films.

Enter the web series format, something Anning knew she could do a lot better than the standard DIY style.

"It's bite size comedy but of a broadcast standard. We're really proud of the fact that our show looks great, it feels like a little TV show," she said.

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Fragments Of Friday creator Kacie Anning.

While comedy directed at a young female audience has begun to take off internationally with the likes of 'Girls', 'Broad City' and 'New Girl', Australia has yet to answer with local content.

"I think it's a really great time to be making young female content, and especially for the gate keepers to be going 'oh yeah we can make female comedy and find an audience', because traditionally we make content for teenage boys, basically," Anning said.

It's laugh-out-loud funny and incredibly relatable comedy, conducive to binge-watching.

"The premise for the show came from a friend. We would watch bad reality shows and she said, 'we should make a bad reality show of my life', and I said 'well you just get drunk on Fridays?' And there was something in that, that kind of suited that contained format of the next day, Anning told HuffPost Australia.

"And a lot of it comes from when I used to live with two of my really good friends in Brisbane, just that next day commiseration basically... you're all pretty sore and you find your way to each other in the living room or whatever."

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Sophie and Alex piecing together the night before.

Of course, as female comedians tend to see, there was initial backlash when the series was released.

"The very, very first comment we got on our YouTube channel was 'further proof that chicks aren't funny', and we were like 'ok good, we've got that out of the way'.

"I think we're kind of hitting on a gap of content, especially in Australia, for young females that my show is resonating very deeply with."

To watch the entire series of Fragments of Friday head over here.

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