Reel Geek Girls (originally titled Real Geek Girls) was a web series created by Drew C. Ryan that featured interviews with a variety of female geeks. Begun in 2015, it ran for 110 episodes and ended in 2019. The show aimed to combat the "fake geek girl" myth by showing that women are just are geeky as men. The interviews often covered the women's experiences in the world of geek culture (the good and the bad), any projects they may be involved with and whatever their geeky obsessions happen to be.
The title was changed partway through the series because Drew felt that Real Geek Girls implied that only the women featured on the show were the true geek girls and that was not his intention. Instead, the purpose of the show was to demonstrate that ALL geeks are real geeks.
Interview subjects included:
- Kaitlyn Dias who voiced Riley in Inside Out.
- Alisa Reyes and Lisa Foiles of All That fame.
- Elisha Ainsley who played Rapunzel from Tangled on a Disney cruise.
- Katie Sheridan from Genie in the House.
- Stacey Roy.
- Amber Stonebraker who guest starred in an episode of Grimm.
- Jackie Dallas who has appeared in The Resident, Criminal Minds and Stranger Things.
- Trisha Hershberger.
- Brittni Barger from Smosh.
- Mandy Harmon from the web series Green Gables Fables.
- Cat Alter who guest starred in an episode of Modern Family.
- Allisyn Ashley Arm from Sonny with a Chance and Jake And The Neverland Pirates.
- Lindsey Jean Roetzel from Totally TV.
- Malinda Kathleen Reese from Google Translate Sings.
- Paula Rhodes from The New Adventures of Peter + Wendy.
- Samantha Bogach from HBO's All the Way.
- Cynthia Galant from Orphan Black.
- Cosplay: Came up a lot since many of the women interviewed are professional cosplayers or do it as a hobby.
- Once per Episode: He used to ask them to make a funny face but that was phased out in an effort to keep the show's tone respectfully serious to the topics discussed.
- Running Gag: The promotional materials featured a frying pan and each girl swings at "attacking logos" due to Drew's love for the movie Tangled.
- Title Theme Tune: The show had a brief theme tune that played over the intro. It consisted of the title being said several times in rapid succession. Drew originally sang the theme tune himself but later replaced it with a cover version sung by Kat Evans (one of the interviewees). The instrumentation was inspired by the Keyboard Cat.