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First scenes of the pilot episode for The Weird Kids a teen dreamed TV Series set in Brazil.
When a big city, alienated and rebellious teenage girl moves to a small town in the countryside of São Paulo, she needs to find a way to fit in, while navigating the dynamics of a town where gossip is the primal form of communication.
In a style of Skins meets Freaks & Geeks, The Weird Kids is a TV teen dramedy that shows the world of countryside Brazil, permeated with a strong middle and high-class, and dominated by money and influence. Our characters come from different backgrounds, but all go to the same school, Horizons High, a private high school from Presidente Prudente, where all students wear uniforms and must conform to the school's traditional rules. All of our main characters do not fit in and try to escape the reality of their boring teenage lives in every way possible. At the school, people are focused on sciences and care very little for the arts, except for Felipe Gusmão, the drama class teacher. In his after-hours classes, the weird kids from the school get together and form a tight-knit group that takes care of each other, embrace arts, and, in its own way, excludes the ones who first excluded them.
Constantly harassed by jocks and popular girls, the only thing that saves the weird kids from further bullying and conflicts with classmates is their trust and reliance on each other. When their secrets leak to the entire small town, their lives begin to fall apart and their friendship gets tormented. Leaked videos lead to extreme slut-shaming, homosexual encounters become widely known and create a nightmare to the life of these teenagers who are just ahead of their colleagues and town in their perception of the world. Conflict of interest, the political dynamics of a small town and the power of the internet are all tackled in the series as the teenagers get together to find out who is leaking their secrets and, moreover, build their presence to fight the power and expand their community to the online world, eventually bringing their small town to one of the worldwide's trending hashtags.
Written by Mariana Thome