The pilot episode of Aces appeared on YouTube last week. The show's creators intend it to be a web sitcom in the vein of Friends. The Terre Haute Asexual Examiner talked to the creators, the cameraman and the lead acterss of the show over Skype on September 21.
Brad Garrison. Leigh Clemons, Valerie Bean and Alissa Robinson joined ion the conference call. Garrison performed the camera work, Valerie Beans created the series, Leigh Clemons worked on the writing, and Alissa Robinson starred as the lead actress in the first 15-minute episode of the show. Of the cast members, the star is the only one who is not on the Asexual spectrum.
Beans conceived the idea of the sitcom because she wanted other people to know that there were others like her out there. She worked on the script for several months before showing it to Leigh Clemons. Beans asked Clemons for her opinion of the script, and the two shaped it into its current form.
The show's creator posted the YouTube video so that she could show it to people before she began the kick starter campaign. Each episode costs over $10,000 to produce. Beans said that she hoped the production of the pilot would encourage people to donate to the kick starter campaign once it began.
Beans and Clemons hope to increase the amount of asexuals being represented in media. Only two shows, a New Zealand soap opera and a canceled ABC Family show, had a confirmed asexual character.