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Losing control of your bladder in a grocery store. Being bullied at school for using men’s deodorant. Getting posture problems as a result of walking with a constant stoop to hide your flat chest. These and other harrowingly embarrassing tales are the stock-in-trade of Sara Schaefer, the latest potential Us comedy superstar to head to the Edinburgh festival fringe. In recent years, Trevor Noah and Michael Che both played the fringe as near-unknowns before getting their current jobs at The Daily Show and SNL respectively. Schaefer could well be set for similarly great things.
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Oftentimes, women in the film industry wear more than one hat — especially if a project is very close to their own identities and lives. The women behind this month’s VOD and web series picks have multitasked, serving as some combination of director, writer, actor, or creator. Using their multiple talents, they’ve brought their deeply personal works to life.
Lisanne Skyler wrote and directed “Brillo Box (3¢ Off),” a documentary that follows the journey of an Andy Warhol sculpture that her parents purchased in 1969 for just $1,000 — and later broke records at the auction house. In doing so, she creates an insightful look at her own family while also chronicling the rise of the Pop Art movement.
Molly Gandour, who wrote and directed the doc “Peanut Gallery,” gathers her family to talk about and process the death of her sister, who became sick and died as a child. She and her parents hadn’t spoken about Aimee’s passing for years, but the film sees them ruminate on grief, loss, and family together.
In musical comedy web series “Wisco Queens,” creator, writer, and director Katie Goffman stars as Lucy, a young woman from Wisconsin who moves to New York City with her brother Walter to find adventure, excitement, and perhaps even love. Our other web series pick, “Everything Is Okay,” is a surrealist spin on urban millennial living, starring creator Cirocco Dunlap as a young New Yorker who deals with everyday drama like living with a roommate and using the fridge as a portal.
Here are Women and Hollywood’s VOD and web series selections for August.
“Brillo Box (3¢ Off)” (Documentary) — Written and Directed by Lisanne Skyler
“Brillo Box (3¢ Off)”
Lisanne Skyler’s “Brillo Box (3¢ Off)” intertwines humorous family history with the rise of Pop Art. In the late 1960s, Skyler’s family purchased an Andy Warhol sculpture — a replica of a box of Brillo soap pads — for $1,000; over four decades later, it sold at auction for $3 million. Skyler’s film follows the piece’s journey from a family home to the global art scene, and in doing so examines the Pop Art world and creates a compelling portrait of her own family.
Check out “Brillo Box (3¢ Off)” on HBO.
“Peanut Gallery” (Documentary) — Written and Directed by Molly Gandour
In “Peanut Gallery,” filmmaker Molly Gandour brings her family together to open up about the death of her sister Aimee, whose sickness and death was incredibly difficult for Gandour to come to terms with. She and her parents hadn’t spoken about their loss for decades, and by using her camera as a catalyst for tough conversations, Gandour creates a profoundly moving documentary about love, loss, and family bonds.
You can purchase “Peanut Gallery” on iTunes.
“Wisco Queens” — Created, Written, and Directed by Katie Goffman
Wisconsin native Katie Goffman is the creative force behind “Wisco Queens.” Both the writer and the director, she also stars as Lucy, a young Wisconsinite whose younger brother convinces her to move with him to New York City. They reconnect with two of their friends from high school, who now live in the city but don’t have much love left for each other. Full of fresh comedy and musical moments, “Wisco Queens” explores what it’s like to make the jump from a small town to the Big Apple.
Check out new episodes of “Wisco Queens” on the series’ website or on YouTube.
“Everything Is Okay” — Created by Cirocco Dunlap
“Everything Is Okay”
From the mind of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” writer Cirocco Dunlap comes an absurdist dark comedy about millennial city living. “Everything Is Okay” takes on staples of urban comedy like awful public transit and roommate drama with unique, sci-fi twists — using tasking apps to outsource your social responsibilities, for example, or having a refrigerator that’s also a portal. Dunlap, who also stars in the series, stands out as a relatable character in a sensationally heightened version of New York.
You can watch “Everything Is Okay” on digital storytelling site Topic.
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“Landline” is set in 1990s New York City, just before the tech/mobile phone boom and the loss of grit in the Big Apple. Based on the growing-up experiences of Gillian Robespierre and co-writer Elisabeth Holm, the story is about transitions… Slate’s character to adulthood, the last days of being a teenager for her sister Ali (Abby Quinn) and the dissolution of their parent’s marriage (as portrayed by Edie Falco and John Turturro). It has a bit of a “slamming doors” edge to it, as misunderstandings and family connections blend into a very human story. Slate and Robespierre
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In an interview with The New York Times, Fallon has opened up about the fallout from Trump’s appearance on the show. “I didn’t do it to humanize him,” Fallon told the paper. “I almost did it to minimize him. I didn’t think that would be a compliment: ‘He did the thing that we all wanted to do.'”
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The comedian said that once the interview was broadcast, “it all started going crazy.” The host,
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In “The Mayor,” Brandon Micheal Hall plays an aspiring young rapper, Courtney Rose, who decides – as a publicity stunt – to run for mayor. He did it solely to generate buzz and become rich and famous. Instead, he is actually elected mayor, an outcome he never predicted. Now he must lean on his mother (Yvette Nicole Brown) and friends, including Valentina (Lea Michele) to become the mayor he didn’t think he wanted to be.
Sound a bit Trumpy?
The series also stars Bernard David Jones and Marcel Spears. Executive producers include Daveed Diggs (Broadway’s “Hamilton”), writer Jeremy Bronson (“Speechless,
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As many well know, Indiana Jones' real name is Henry Jones Jr., and that he took on the name of his family dog when he got into archeology. That has always rubbed some fans the wrong way. Now, it appears that Han Solo
The Care2 Petition for Good Burger 2 emerged after Good Burger Star Kel Mitchell said he and co-star Kenan Thompson have been discussing a sequel. This comes after the pair reprised their Good Burger roles on an episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon back in 2015, which became an instant viral smash. This also comes at a time when vintage Nickelodeon is a hot property, and all things 90s are very popular, with the nostalgia for Good Burger reaching its peak amongst millennials. For them, a movie like Good Burger is their Star Wars.
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The ex-Community actress has joined ABC’s untitled comedy pilot about a struggling hip-hop artist (played by Search Party‘s Brandon Michael Hall) who runs for mayor to promote his mixtape — and wins. Brown will play the newbie mayor’s mother.
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The potential series — which also counts Scream Queens‘ Lea Michele among its cast — is in second position to The Odd Couple, which means if CBS
The Scream Queens actress has joined the network’s untitled comedy pilot about a struggling hip-hop artist (played by Search Party‘s Brandon Michael Hall) who runs for mayor to promote his mixtape — and wins.
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Details on Michele’s character are Tbd.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon producer Jeremy Bronson penned the script and will serve as an Ep alongside former Hamilton co-star Daveed Diggs.
I’m told Michele’s casting is
It was news that concerned fans of the faltering Dceu when it was confirmed that Ben Affleck will no longer direct The Batman, which is still supposed to be released next year. This bad news about The Batman follows rumours that Justice League is a mess, as is Wonder Woman, and The Flash is getting a page-one re-write following the departure of its second director.
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film.
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