Mindy Kaling is back with a brand new teen comedy-drama, hot on the heels of Never Have I Ever’s success. This time around, Kaling has joined forces with Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s writer and producer, Justin Noble, to bring to the small-screen a story about female identity and the college experience: The Sex Lives of College Girls.
After more than two years of waiting, the highly-anticipated series is almost here.
Newsweek has everything you need to know about The Sex Lives of College Girls on HBO Max including release date, cast, trailer, plot, and more.
When Does ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ Start?
The wait is almost over. The teen comedy-drama will premiere on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
The Sex Lives of College Girls will be available to watch exclusively on HBO Max and you can sign up to the streaming platform for $9.99 now.
The first two episodes will premiere on November 18, with the next three episodes dropping on Thursday, November 25.
Episodes six, seven, and eight will drop on Thursday, December 2, and the final two a week later on December 9.
Who Stars in ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’?
The King of Staten Island’s Pauline Chalamet and Star Trek: Short Treks Amrit Kaur, star as Kimberly and Bela in The Sex Lives of College Girls.
They are joined by newcomers Reneé Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott who play Leighton and Whitney respectively.
Kimberly, Bela, Leighton, and Whitney are four students from all different walks of life who become roommates on the first day of college. Together, they navigate their way through the highs and lows of college life and relationships.
Also starring in The Sex Lives of College Girls is Dash & Lily‘s Midori Francis as Alicia and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s Gavin Leatherwood as Nico.
Chris Meyer, Ilia Isorelys Paulino, Lauren Spencer, and Renika Williams also appear in The Sex Lives of College Girls.
What Is ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ About?
Well, the answer is pretty much in the title.
Apart from sex (and lots of it), The Sex Lives of College Girls follows the lives of a diverse group of students at the prestigious New England Essex College in Vermont.
Along the way, the students at New England Essex College will experience everything being in their late teens and early 20s throws at them; including exploring their identities, future careers and friendships.
Speaking at the TCA Panel in September 2021, Kaling and Noble revealed the show does take inspiration from their experiences at Dartmouth and Yale respectively.
They also shared the different racial, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds of the characters were reflected in the writer’s room.
Noble said: “We stacked our writer’s room with a truly incredible staff that is almost entirely female – all different ages, all different walks of life. They were all brilliant and so smart and funny and great and they contributed to each of these characters and in such huge ways.”
The synopsis for The Sex Lives of College Girls teases: “A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating as they live out their new, free lives on campus.”
Is There a Trailer for ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’?
Yes! The hilarious trailer for The Sex Lives of College Girls out now.
Creator Mindy Kaling debuted the trailer on her Instagram with the caption: “No Rules. No Regrets.”
In the trailer, audiences are introduced to Kimberly, Bela, Leighton, and Whitney as they discuss everything from one-night stands, naked parties, love, boys, family, friendship, and of course, sex.
The Sex Lives of College Girls premieres Thursday, November 18 on HBO Max.