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An HBO series which follows Skate Kitchen with the same main cast, Betty revolves around an all-female group of skate boarders as they go about their daily lives in New York City. This includes conflict with the male-dominated skating scene, heartbreaks over love, and other issues.

It ran for two seasons from May 2020 to July 2021 before being canceled.


  • Butch Lesbian: Kirt, a very tomboyish female skate boarder who's The Lad-ette and a lesbian. While she has long hair, otherwise she has a very masculine clothing style and acts like a frat bro.
  • Closet Gay: Honeybear is a closeted queer girl (although she rejects even the idea of being closeted, plus any specific LGBT+ identity, but seems to be into women along with men).
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Kirt has one, as her friends rebuke her for when her blowing up at a guy gets them arrested (she runs off before the cops come).
  • High-Class Call Girl: Indigo decides to become one after learning she can make a lot of money that way, going on “dates” with rich men.
  • The Lad-ette: Kirt acts and dresses like a frat bro, with an exaggerated boyish style. She fits right in while instructing a bunch of boys on how to treat women better.
  • Lingerie Scene: Janey, Indigo and Honeybear all strip down to their underwear when visiting a pool (they didn't have swim suits, as it was impromptu-they're only speaking to a girl there). All three are attractive young women, so it shows them off somewhat for the viewer.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: The femme girl who Kirt dates always has makeup, girly clothing and acts in a feminine way. Honeybear and Ash are largely feminine too, though not to the same degrees.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: Kirt dates a very femme girl, while she's a Butch Lesbian herself.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Honeybear usually only has pasties over her nipples and she goes around with an open shirt. She also gets a threesome with two women, though it's not explicit.
  • Nipple and Dimed: Honeybear has star pasties covering her nipples, but otherwise usually has no bra. This seems to just be the character's and actress's style, as it's actually legal in New York City for women to go topless completely.
  • One-Word Title: It's from an insult for skater girls used by the male skaters.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Honeybear isn't called by her legal name in this series (Skate Kitchen showed it was Ruby).
  • Rape as Backstory: It turns out that Janey had been raped by a friend of hers, but she's initially reluctant to admit this, angrily confronting another young woman who accused him but then realizes he'd done the same thing with her.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Honeybear frequently goes around with her shirt open and no bra underneath, only having pasties covering her nipples, with total casualness. While skate boarding once, she sings via voiceover about wanting to have her breasts free.
  • Shrinking Violet: Honeybear is shy and reserved (though ironically she also dresses in a very revealing way).
  • Tomboyish Name: Kirt, a Butch Lesbian, has this. It's probably intentional that her name is almost like “Kurt” (that exact spelling was used in Skate Kitchen, though for some reason it changed here).
  • A Threesome Is Hot: Honeybear goes to bed with her girlfriend and a female bartender they like. She's unhappy when this leads to them having sex together when she's not there, as they hadn't agreed on polyamory.
  • Very Loosely Based on a True Story: The series is loosely based on the main cast's lives, who all play fictional versions of themselves.