Retail Rejects is a web series from Canada about the chaotic nature of being a retail employee. The series is produced by Vancouver-based Nacho Wifeys Productions which airs comedy sketches in addition to web series content. Written by Tiffany Alycia Tong and Irma Artanis, Season 1 premiered on July 24, 2016.
The series follows the lives and daily trials of the employees at a department store, Brinkerhoff and Coemans. Retail Rejects begins with the introduction of a new employee, Ella Blake whose optimism and excitement is soon shattered by the realities of working at B&C. Trained by the jaded but creative top sales girl, Charlie Wong, Ella faces demanding customers and an over-eager, invasive manager Damien. There are also three co-workers named Britney to distinguish, a fiendish Head Office consultant Linda, corporate espionage from rival store Eternally 22, and Ella's burgeoning crush on Charlie to deal with. As the season unfolds secrets about the store and between the employees are unravelled, culminating in the ultimate test for the B&C team; surviving the White Thursday sales.
- Allie Pev as Ella Blake
- Tiffany Alycia Tong as Charlie Wong
- Tomas Mauro as Damien Durante
- Madeleine Weber as Michelle Taylor Blacksmith
- Zlatko Stipic as Linda
- Vivian Tang as Baby Brittany (Brittany Wang)
- Lil' Ginge as Grande Britney (Britney Christina-Adele Grande)
- Jessica Zhang as Venti/Posh Britanay (Britanay Zhu)
- The series was written over the course of a year entirely on Skype with a 9-hour time difference between writers Tiffany Alycia Tong and Irma Artanis.
- There are no heterosexual main characters. Every series regular character was written as being on spectrum of homosexuality (even if the characters never mention their dating lives). Ella is a lesbian, Charlie is bisexual, Damien is gay, Linda is pansexual, Venti is bisexual, Grande is queer, Michelle and Baby Britney are pansexual.
- Many scenarios in the series were based off real-life experiences of the writers and cast.
- All the music in the series are original compositions by Tiffany Alycia Tong. The theme song was intended to have a surf-rock/ western tone, lethargic and restless like the employees.
- The series was shot in an apartment that was turned in to a sound stage.