This darkly comedic series follows a queer femme singer whose herstory of violence finds her no matter how many times she runs away.


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CHARACTERS





GOLDIE

Performed by Drew Denny


KG 

Performed by Christina Gaillard 


TAYLOR

Performed by Mel Shimkovitz 


COACH

Performed by Kaitlin Prest 







EPISODES

RELEASE DATE FEBRUARY 25, 2020


EPISODE 1

MEET GOLDIE

The cycle begins

“Everyone feels the same way when we fall in love, right? But what if I’m a puzzle piece so misshapen that when I find my perfect match... it’s a disaster. Dangerous even?”
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EPISODE 2

TOO LITTLE

Abuse that is invisible but still leaves a mark

“What would you say if I told you a MAN was doing these things to me?”
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EPISODE 3

THREE BEARS

Inside the mind of an abuser

“Why tell a lie when you’ve found the real thing?”
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EPISODE 4

ONCE UPON A TIME...

Internalized Misogyny and Intergenerational Trauma

“Dangit! I’m still alive?”
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EPISODE 5

TOO MUCH

Intimate partner violence

“Never in all my years of playing dress-up, of scissoring my Barbies, of pretending to marry my dog, did I ever imagine I would grow up to stare into the eyes of my beloved and say: ‘Can you please stop pointing the gun at me?’”
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EPISODE 6

ENOUGH!

Mothering your Mother

The Sisterhood of Cracked Ribs and a Pupil Full of Loaded Gun
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EPISODE 7

ESCAPE

Seven times

“I heard it takes people like seven times to leave their abuser so I’m hoping you can help me. I can’t … I can’t do this seven times.”

Dr. Dar: “Seven times is the average.  It could take more than that.”









EXCLUSIVE SOUNDTRACK BY HIPS






ABOUT HIPS


HIPS is a collaboration between Drew Denny and Christina Gaillard. The multi-instrumentalists played in a handful of bands together throughout the 2010s and formed HIPS as an all-female vehicle with an emphasis on innovative dance beats, heavy bass and lush vocal harmonies. Gaillard produces all tracks, with Denny writing lyrics and melodies.

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SAMPLE LYRICS

FROM “COMEBACK” HEARD IN EPISODE 5: TOO MUCH

From the lock of your eye 
I knew you were my fate
From the back of your hand
I knew you were my mate

But what if I’m just taking the bait?
What if I don’t leave you until it’s too late?

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ABOUT THE PRODUCERS








DREW DENNY
Writer/Director, Songwriter


Drew Denny is a writer and director whose film Momster premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 and whose documentary Queer Habits is being adapted for narrative television. She performs as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with HIPS.

︎ @dangitdrewdenny

︎ @showusyourhips


KAITLIN PREST
Producer/Director, Sound Designer


Kaitlin Prest is an audio artist, podcast creator and the director of Mermaid Palace. She specializes in creating intimate audio universes that tell deep truths in documentaries, fiction and real life. 

︎ @kaitlinprest

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THE TEAM




RIDER ALSOP

Producer/Sound Designer


Rider is an award-winning radio producer and sound designer. A long-time collaborator with The Heart, Radiotopia's innovative podcast about sex and power, she's helped produce and develop shows for TED, Red Bull's Music Academy, NPR, Refinery29, PRX, WQXR and the Omidayar Network. In 2019, she produced Hitch, an experimental podcast blending truth and fiction for You42 in addition to producing, sound designing and voicing a few characters for Asking For It.

CHRISTINA GAILLARD Performer/Composer


Christina is a musician, producer and composer who lives in Los Angeles and Mexico City. She has scored a variety of film and television projects, including recent documentaries for VICE, The Washington Post and 2018’s Noticias de Pluton, which screened at multiple international film festivals including Cannes. Her music has been featured on Bravo, MTV and HBO. She has produced and co-produced numerous albums, including 2014's critically acclaimed Sundowner, by HT Heartache; 2012's Sun of May, by Argentine; and a 2019 self-titled album by Crown Plaza.

HARRY KNAZAN

Audio Engineer/Sound Designer


Harry Knazan is a Toronto-based composer, sound designer, and audio engineer. Harry has over 10 years of experience working in the music and post audio industries. He has worked on national and international advertising campaigns for the past 8 years at Apollo Studios in Toronto. In addition, he has worked on projects that have been recognized by the Polaris Prize (Lido Pimienta), the Hot Docs International Film Festival (Unarmed Verses), the BET awards (Drake, God’s Plan), and The Juno Awards (A Tribe Called Red).

MEL SHIMKOVITZ

Performer (Taylor)


Mel is a writer, director, performer and visual artist splitting time between Los Angeles and mile marker 1, New Mexico. Mel’s been seen as an actor on Amazon's Transparent, HBO’s High Maintenance and dozens of short films, web series and Instagram Stories. As a writer, Shimkovitz has penned episodes for Showtime’s SMILF and HBO's High Maintenance.



PHOEBE UNTER

Associate Producer


Phoebe makes audio and visual art interrogating things people avoid talking about. She is co-producer of The (new) Heart, and co-host & co-producer of bitchface. Phoebe sometimes holds the mic while Kaitlin Prest pretends to have sex, and did a stint as producer & office eccentric at the public radio show Marketplace. She records and archives oral histories with tenants for The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.

KIMMY ROBERTSON

Performer (Dolly)


Kimmy Robertson began her career as a ballet dancer, but her distinctive sense of humor and quirky style brought her to the attention of an agent who happened to work in the same office as her ballet company. After at first being unsure about becoming an actor, Kimmy was then hired for the first role she auditioned for in the teen comedy The Last American Virgin. She then returned to ballet but appeared in the occasional film such as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and My Mom's a Werewolf before being cast as the Sheriff's ditsy secretary, Lucy, in the groundbreaking TV series, Twin Peaks. She went on to work on such films as Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Speed 2: Cruise Control and Stuart Little. She recently reprised her role as Lucy in Twin Peaks: The Return for Showtime.

MEGAN AUSTER-ROSEN
Performer (Dr. Dar, Goldie’s Therapist)


Megan Auster-Rosen is a writer, performer and clinical psychologist living in Los Angeles with her wife and five-pound chihuahua, Tiny.













SPECIAL THANKS / APPEARANCES BY

JOHN ENNIS

JOSH FADEM

KYLE LASKY
ED VALENTINE

EMILY BATSON

SHAYDA ABADI
EMILY ANDERSON

SARAH KAPLAN










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