Aussie comedy ‘Iggy & Ace’ is about gay BFFs – and alcoholism

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What happens to a friendship when two people are alcoholics but one of them decides to get sober? That’s a question new queer SBS comedy series Iggy & Ace is tackling.

The entire series is streaming now on SBS On Demand. It follows the titular gay best friends who live, work and play together. They’re inseparable in every way.

But Ace starts to suffer debilitating panic attacks when hungover. He winds up at a queer chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous, determined to get sober.

However Iggy is horrified. She’s convinced that a religious cult has indoctrinated her best friend. She views his rejection of their shared lifestyle as a rejection of her.

Iggy then does everything she can to disrupt her friend’s recovery and keep him close.

But can Ace’s sobriety and his friendship with Iggy co-exist?

Told over the course of six 10-minute episodes, Iggy & Ace looks at friendship, addiction and recovery through a queer lens as it follows the changing friendship of the pair, played by Sara West and Josh Virgona.

Joining them are Iggy’s long-suffering girlfriend Justine (Joanna Tu), “dying queen” and mentor Otto (Dalip Sondhi) and frazzled lesbian support worker Gwen (Roz Hammond).

SBS comedy Iggy & Ace is streaming now

Monica Zanetti, director of acclaimed queer feature Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt), and AB Morrison direct the series.

They developed the series early last year, and went on to film it in Perth, in and out of lockdown.

Producer Hannah Ngo said the cast and crew are thrilled to see Iggy & Ace arrive on SBS On Demand today.

“The hard work everyone’s put in through a challenging year has definitely been rewarded,” Ngo said.

“We’re very proud of the project. Through this story, we’ve highlighted a serious issue with comedy and heart that we look forward to getting in front of an audience.”

All six episodes of Iggy & Ace are streaming on SBS On Demand now. Watch the trailer below:

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

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