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‘The Hours’ Meets ‘Portlandia’ in LGBT Comedy Series ‘The Genderton Project’

'The Hours' Meets 'Portlandia' in LGBT Comedy Series 'The Genderton Project'

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The Genderton Project

Tweetable Logline: An LGBT gender-reversing comedy series that’s like “The Hours” meets “Portlandia.”

Elevator Pitch: “The Genderton Project” is a cross-dressing comedy series (3 short films = 1 pilot) in which the genders are reversed. Men will be played by women and women will be played by men but everything is played straighter than a shot of bourbon. The series explores a host of themes through three intertwining stories: in 1963, a housewife decides to kill herself when her husband ignores her delicious birthday cake. 1996, a bar mitzvah’d boy is gifted a hooker by his father. In 2015, the same boy is now a gay man headed to a gay wedding weekend.

Production Team:

Created & Written by Anna Martemucci, Victor Quinaz & Drew Droege 
Director: Victor Quinaz (“Breakup At A Wedding”)
Producers: Philip Quinaz and Josh Hetzler (“The Chair”)
Cinematographer: Meena Singh (“Hollidaysburg”)
Editor: Charlie Porter (“Breakup At A Wedding”)

About the Film: “The Genderton Project” is a chance for us as creators to delve into a number of themes & issues that have consumed us lately as artists and audiences. The series deals with sexuality, gender equity, and sexual politics but all through the unlikely lens of a high concept comedy. Traditionally, “drag” or cross-dressing evokes camp and glamour. Our series hopes to redefine the concept by incorporating both genders and all sexualities while utilizing a cinematic approach. Hollywood, with its traditional perception of “comedy series” and inherent biases, isn’t quite ready to tackle “The Genderton Project.” But we hope you are.

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