When newly out teen Olivia loses her family, her home, and her future in one fell swoop, she's taken in by a resilient group of lesbian misfits. Things can only get better. Right?
Despite the repeal of DADT and the recent Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, LGBT kids are still being bullied, harassed, and thrown out of their homes because of their sexuality. The Throwaways follows straight-A, straight-laced, and anything but straight Olivia on her quest to find a safe place to be herself. This series showcases the still tenuous nature of LGBT acceptance in America, as well as the comedy and comfort to be found in new friends and allies.
In the series premiere, Olivia tries to focus on her homework, but study buddy Andrea has other ideas. When Olivia's mother catches them in the midst of extra-curricular activities, Olivia is faced with the choice between hope and home.
Olivia, venturing into the city for help, comes face-to-face with Dorsey instead. She isn’t sure whether to trust her new friend, but as things start to unravel, even more, she might not have a choice.
Olivia meets Dorsey’s group of friends, the Throwaways, including Queen Bee Fiona, who's in charge of the hive the Throwaways buzz around. House rules + new friends + new enemies + strange security checks + small spaces + big emergencies abound.
Olivia starts to get into the daily routine of the Throwaways, which is to say...their anti-routine. The other girls put Olivia through her paces, and a visit with the Throwaways' benefactor leaves everyone a little shaken, but it's nothing a night out on the town can't help them forget.