Sugar Rush is an Emmy Award–winning British television comedy drama series based on the Julie Burchill novel of the same name. It is centered around the life of a 15 year old lesbian, who at the beginning of series one moves from London to Brighton on the south coast of England. The main character, Kim, is adamant that she is sexually obsessed with her best friend, Sugar. Her strong feelings for Sugar motivate her to do anything for her friend, even when Sugar takes advantage of Kim’s eagerness. Kim enters Sugar’s world of casual sex, cigarettes, the over-consumption of alcohol and illegal drugs. The main theme of series 1 is for Kim to accept her feelings for Sugar even though Sugar is heterosexual. The last episode of Series 1 exemplifies the lengths that Kim is willing to go to for her friend.
In the next series, Kim attempts to build a relationship with a young woman, Saint. Sugar has little time for serious activities in her life and there is little which causes her to worry. She spends the majority of her time drinking alcohol, socializing and having casual sex with men. In spite of their different backgrounds, Sugar and Kim soon become close friends.