Comedic and gay-leaning web series EastSiders, which is exclusively distributed on Logo TV’s website, is tackling a controversial subject that few shows do: abortion. In the show’s sixth episode — which debuts this afternoon at 3 p.m. ET — Kathy (Constance Wu) grapples with the decision to abort a pregnancy that came out of a relationship with her good-guy boyfriend Ian (John Halbach). Kathy laments her situation to pal Cal (Kit Williamson) in a funny and heartbreaking scene that — what do you know? — EW has an exclusive first look at. “I don’t have a f—ing cold, Cal,” Kathy tells her pal, after he offers to make her some soup. “I am pregnant.”
Williamson — who plays Cal — is also the show’s writer-director, so in addition to the clip, which you can find below, he took out a few minutes to answer a few questions about why it was necessary to tackle the sometimes-touchy subject and much, much more.