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Youth and Consequences is an American Teen Dramedy web television series starring and produced by Anna Akana. The series premiered on March 7, 2018 on YouTube Red, with the first episode being available to everyone.

The shows follows Queen Bee Farrah Cutney (Anna Akana) and her Girl Posse Sarah Hurley (Katie Sarife), Jayne (Kara Royster) and Jane (Sophie Reynolds) in their power plays to stay on top of the school's food chain and dealing with adolescent issues in the Digital Era.

Farrah biggest trump card is her secret friendship with Colin Cowher (Sean Grandillo), "The Crotch" who controls all information in school through a website.

On June 30, 2018, Anna Akana confirmed on her Twitter account that the series would not return for a second season.


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Youth And Consequences provides examples of:

  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: While the extent of the student council power hasn't been shown yet it is powerful enough for Farrah to want a deal with the Student Council President.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Farrah is popular and attractive brunette who acts composed and aloof in the school halls and with her peers.
  • Alpha Bitch: Stacey, in contrast to Lovable Alpha Bitch Farrah.
  • Best Friend: Hurley is this for Farrah. Stacey used to be this for Farrah, but by the time the show starts she's her Rival Alpha Bitch.
  • Childhood Friends: Hook and Farrah have been friends since second grade.
  • The Confidant: Farrah and Colin are the only people they both talk about regarding their family issues.
  • Darkhorse Victory: Grace Ho wins the Student Council President, despite only becoming a candidate very late in the election and basically being an unknown in school, thanks to Farrah's support.
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  • Eating Lunch Alone: Colin is often shown eating alone in the school auditorium.
  • Engineered Public Confession: How Farrah takes out Hope from the Student Council President election, playing an incriminating part of their conversation during one of Hope's speeches.
  • The Fixer: Hook is this for the school, managing to smuggle vodka for Ilo to gift Farrah's Girl Posse to try and win their votes. For the most part, he just supplies drugs.
  • Follow the Leader: The show is often described as a modern version of Mean Girls.
  • Former Friend of Alpha Bitch: Stacey, who used to be Farrah's Best Friend and part of her Girl Posse.
  • Friendless Background: Colin has no friends at school, besides Farrah and their friendship is a secret to everyone.
  • Girl Posse:
    • Farrah leads one with Plain, Jayne and Hurley. Stacey was a former member.
    • Later Grace, Stacey and Plain form one.
  • High School: The setting, Central Rochester High-School, where most of the plot takes place.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Colin likes to think himself as one with his "The Crotch" persona, and it's what he aspires to be in the future.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Farrah can be pretty controlling, but she cares deep down. She's furious on Ilo for cheating on Hurley and after finding out about Mr. Chadwick creepy upskirt videos, she has no intention to make them public in order to spare his family.
  • Kingmaker Scenario: Farrah is so influential in school she's regarded as this in the Student Council President election, with both candidates desperate for her support. When she takes down Hope and Ilo gets on Farrah's bad side, she raises her own candidate in Grace, who wins with her support at the last minute.
  • Knowledge Broker: "The Crotch" who has information about everything that happens in Central Rochester High.
  • Last-Name Basis: Enforced. Farrah got the whole school to call Sarah Hurley by her last name, just because Farrah didn't want to be BestFriends with someone with a similar first name to her own, like The Janes.
  • Legacy Character: "The Crotch" gets passed on to an anonymous student every year. Colin is the current "The Crotch" at the start of the series.
  • Lives in a Van: Colin lives in a trailer just outside his mother's house.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Farrah, being The Leader of her own Girl Posse and one of the most popular and influential students in school, with Hurley as her Loveable Beta Bitch.
  • The Makeover: Farrah and the girls give one to Grace, so she has a better chance at winning the election.
  • Nudity Equals Honesty: Since Colin and Farrah both don't fully trust the other isn't taping their chats, they both trade particularly big secrets while naked in the shower. He calls it the "Chamber of Trust".
  • One Steve Limit: Averted with The Janes.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname:
    • The Janes (Jane and Jayne) go by "Plain" and "Y".
    • Sarah Hurley goes by Hurley
    • "The Crotch", the mysterious student who leaks all the school's juicy secrets to the internet.
  • Odd Friendship: School Queen Farrah and Social Outcast Colin, although they both keep it a secret from the rest of the school.
  • Parents as People: Both Farrah and Colin's parents are portrayed as real people with their own issues, which often takes a toll on both.
  • Playing Both Sides: Hook secretly helps both Ilo and Hope in the election.
  • Shoulders-Up Nudity: Farrah and Colin during their Shower Scene, with some shots of Toplessness from the Back and Sideboob from Farrah.
  • Shower Scene: Farrah and Colin take one together, as proof neither is wearing any wire when they're sharing particularly juicy gossip. They've apparently done this so often Colin even buys Farrah her favorite hair conditioner to keep in the bathroom.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Grace Ho (Piper Curda) is only introduced in episode two.
  • Spy Cam: The school's guidance counselor, Mr. Chadwick kept a hidden camera under his desk to get an upskirt shot of the girls that talked to him. Colin and Farrah and very creeped out when they find out.
  • The Spymaster: Colin, aka "The Crotch" serves as this to Farrah, due to all the info he can get about anyone at school. A much-downgraded example as this is just High School.
  • The Social Expert: Farrah is easily able to read people and manipulate all of the school's cliques.
  • Unfortunate Names: Stacey Moorehead and Grace Ho. It is, of course, lampshaded.
  • Your Cheating Heart:
    • Ilo is cheating on Hurley with Stacey. When Farrah finds out it infuriates her enough to back down on backing him as Student Council President, despite him promising to give her what she wants.
    • Farrah's father cheated on her mother with Stacey's mother, causing them to split, which is partly why cheating is such a Berserk Button topic for her.


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