The Sex Lives of College Girls


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The Story

Created by Emmy®-nominated writer/producer Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, The Sex Lives of College Girls follows four college roommates as they arrive at New England’s prestigious Essex College. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating as they live out their new, free lives on campus.

The Characters

  • Kimberly

    Pauline Chalamet stars as Kimberly, the valedictorian of a public high school in a humble Arizona suburb. Smart, caring, earnest, and ambitious, she’s prepared for college academically — but not so much socially.

  • Bela

    Amrit Kaur stars as Bela, who is comedy-obsessed, super confident, and by most standards, “a lot.” Bela is never afraid to say what she’s thinking. She describes herself as “extremely sex-positive” — even though she has no sexual experience.

  • Leighton

    Reneé Rapp stars as Leighton, a bright and entitled young woman from a very wealthy family in New York. She’s judgmental and hates that she has an empathetic side. Leighton is a fourth-generation legacy at Essex.

  • Whitney

    Alyah Chanelle Scott stars as Whitney. Strong and self-assured with a dry sense of humor, Whitney is the soon-to-be star of the Essex soccer team. She is also the only daughter of the most powerful Black senator in the country (Sherri Shepherd).


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