The Candy Bar in London is a lesbian Mecca attracting girls from across the globe who are searching for fun, sex and romance. Here we follow the lives of the young gorgeous lesbians who work at this iconic Soho bar – as well as those who go there to party.
Offering a unique insight to this hidden world – filled with raunchy drama and strong personalities looking for love and dealing with the everyday chores and the ups and downs of vibrant city life.
And club owner Gary Henshaw has his own battles to maintain the club in the face of stiff competition and a refurbishment programmes – and new manager Sandra has her work cut out with the new bar staff and pole dancer.
And then there are the punters…..
Episode 01 — Aspiring model Danni auditions as a dancer at the club
The club is under new ownership, and for the first time in its history, the new proprietor is a man. Gary owns a portfolio of property in the centre of London. He has hired top DJ Sandra as the club’s promotions manager, and the pair are looking to completely revamp the image of the nightspot.
Sandra holds a photo shoot to find the face of the newly revamped bar, but the casting descends into drunken chaos.
One of the regulars who catches Sandra’s eye is 22-year-old Danni, an aspiring model who has just moved to London after studying in Manchester. Danni auditions to be one of the club’s pole dancers, which goes well. However, Danni becomes nervous at the idea of dancing in front of a crowd, so she decides to practice in the club during its refit, drawing the attention of a crowd of builders in the process.
Danni is delighted to discover that she has been chosen to be the ‘face’ of the club, meaning that her image will be used prominently on the advertising. However, the success she finds at the venue puts a strain on the relationship with her long-term girlfriend. Will the couple be able to weather this stormy period of their romance?
Episode 02 — DJ Jo's dreams of becoming a teacher are jeopardised after she is burgled
DJ Jo aspires to become a primary school teacher. To help her chances at getting on a PGCE course, she has signed up for some work experience at a nearby school. And to prepare for her possible new career, Jo goes shopping for some more respectable togs.
However, Jo soon has bigger problems when her house is burgled and the thieves snatch her computer and music collection. Without the tools for her sole source of income, the situation looks bleak for Jo. Will the police be able to recover her treasured music collection and equipment?
Meanwhile PR consultant Rachel and her girlfriend Rox are travelling out of the city to attend a party at Rachel’s family home. Rachel’s parents are supportive of the girls’ relationship and welcome them both into their home with open arms. However, the event is a bittersweet one for Rox, as her own family are less accepting of her lifestyle.
Bar girl Alex is spending a short break away in Paris with her girlfriend Sam. She is unaware that Sam is hoping to propose to her in the world’s romance capital. The holiday gets off to a bumpy start when the pair visit a rather underwhelming Parisian lesbian bar. To compensate for the low-key atmosphere, the couple elect to get drunk. Suffering somewhat the next day, the lovers drag themselves out of bed to see the sights, where Sam chooses a romantic spot to pop the question. Will a worse-for-wear Alex say yes?
Episode 03 — The girls celebrate Valentine's Day in a variety of ways.The girls celebrate Valentine's Day in a variety of ways.
Episode 04 — The bar staff attend a wine tasting sessionThe bar staff attend a wine tasting session.
Episode 05 — Jo goes head-to-head with her mother.Jo goes head-to-head with her mother.
Episode 06 — Christina gets hot and bothered in the kitchen
“The Candy Bar is about to explode into the fantastic business it’s always had the potential to be,” says owner Gary as the big re-launch night approaches. He calls in Christina – daughter of chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, aspiring pop star and cutting-edge caterer – to sort out the food. It is Christina’s first big solo catering gig. Will she be able to pull it off?
Gary is going to need to draw some big names to the party in order to get the masses of press coverage he is hoping for, so he gets promotions manager Sandra on the case. Between them they come up with a dream guest list that includes Madonna, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie and Elton John. Gary asks Jo, who is currently doing a PGCE, to resurrect her career as a DJ and play at the re-launch party, which she is more than happy to do.
The day of the party arrives, but there is still plenty of work to be done. A new sign needs erecting, goody bags need filling and Christina has to prepare the canapés. To get them looking their best, Gary has offered the girls a session at the beauty salon next door, but not everyone is pleased with the result. Alex’s hairstyle reminds of her something odd: My Little Pony!
After the red carpet is rolled out, Alex gees the bar staff up, the doors are opened and the canapés face the taste test. Will the music get off on the right note? Will the A-list turn out to support the launch? Will the press pack give the bar a push? And will the event put the venue back at the centre of London’s lesbian scene?