On the (way waaay) Upper West Side of New York City...
...four mismatched queer roommates -- an aspiring novelist with a secret, an immigrant with a dream, a newly-out divorcee, and a reluctant hottie -- are trying to hold on to a prized Manhattan apartment in the face of rising rents, temp jobs...and not enough bedrooms to go around.
Welcome to EXTRA ROOM, and the capital of tiny living...New York City! This is the city never sleeps, but frankly, it could use a nap -- packed like sardines on the C train, endless shifts at dead-end jobs, running on treadmills and surfing on dating apps. Dreamers flock to the bright lights of Manhattan, then get slammed by out-of-reach rents and super-high living costs...keeping them boxed in, and priced out.
There’s only one way to fight the power: to laugh, open a bottle of Two-Buck Chuck, and band together. Like the women of Sex and the City and Insecure, the twentysomethings of Friends and Living Single, and the housemates of The Golden Girls and Three’s Company, our intrepid crew -- which includes hairy bears, aspiring musicians, genderfluid pastry chefs, immigrant social media stars, Latinx powertops, and corn-fed twinks from Kansas --learns that life gets better when we do it together.
With our chosen family, creativity becomes survival. Groupons, two-for-one pizza slices, and shade-throwing become weapons of choice. And it gets SEXY. One-night-stands, ex-lovers, fussy neighbors, your favorite barista -- this is the tribe you always needed to succeed.
Yes, eviction’s always one month’s rent away, the temp gig could disappear at any minute. But no one’s moving back to Indiana to live with Mom and Dad. Not now, not ever.
Because this is how you make extra room...in your heart. For what’s necessary.