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Layla and Jackie's Story: "Kick" Print E-mail
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The scene opens. There are two people engaged in a fencing match. The match is over, and they both remove their protective gear.  A dark-haired woman looks at her fencing partner with a special twinkle in her eye.  Her blond companion looks on knowing that today luck is on her side.  Certainly, these are the elements for the making of a new romance, but will the girls act on their first impressions or will they step back and allow love to slip out of their hands?

Layla Salim (played by Actress: Nicole Chamoun) is a Lebanese-Australian university student who enjoys fencing.  She lives with her mother, sister and brothers, and is actively involved in planning her wedding to Sharif, a young man who had been selected for her by family in the years gone by.  Layla believes in traditions and never questioned the family's plans. Sharif was to be her lifetime partner and he was a generous and endearing man for whom she felt affection.   But,  finding herself suddenly confronted by fascinating new feelings that day on the gymnasium floor,  Layla instinctively knew there was more to experience out there in life.  She knew she had to see that girl again, because her traitorous mind, and heart, had started to  yearn for something more.  More about this actress...

Jackie Schneider (played by Actress: Romi Trower) is a Jewish-Australian university student, a fencer and an out and proud gay woman  living on her own, who has a thing  for 'white goods' as she also did for a pretty Lebanese girl who she was sure from the moment of their chance meeting, had been sending out signals for something more.   She was not willing to let this opportunity pass her by, but for her, fate had many surprises in store. More about this actress ...

The Couple: Layla and Jackie shared a passion for fencing and met when they revealed themselves to each other after a practice match at their university. Jackie was immediately attracted to this stranger and was sure that the feeling was mutual, but Layla only knew that she wanted to reach out and touch the woman without truly understanding whatever for. She was engaged to be married, and having amorous feelings for a woman certainly was not a part of the plan, but the attraction felt good and welcomed and she knew she would explore more.  These were the beginnings of Kayla and Jackie's romance in the first season of the new series Kick. It is a romance that grew on Hope Street, one that encounters many road blocks, but is nonetheless destined to go down on record as being one of the greatest on-screen romances of our time.

Kick debuted on Australia's SBS TV in the summer of 2007 and 13 episodes have been aired thus far. The series centers around the lives of several families from different cultural backgrounds who live on fictitious Hope Street.  With humour and sensitivity, the audience has been introduced the characters' ambitions, their challenges, their loves and the way they live and get along with each other.  Just out of its first season, Kick has already acquired quite a following, and at last report, it seems that a second season may already be in the works. (1)

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