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This is a dark comedy with the belief that sex is nice and pleasure is good for you.  Follow our female leads in a quest for freedom.
This is a dark comedy with the belief that sex is nice and pleasure is good for you. Follow our female leads in a quest for freedom.
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It's a provacative title, but the heart of this story is self-knowledge and taking responsibilty for our relationships.  A slut is a female equivalent of a stud, so why does one of those words have a positive connotation and the other negative?

This female driven, dark comedy, will follow two families as they dare to attempt a polyamorous lifestyle. Our characters will cliff dive into the human psyche to uncover what drives us, controls us, and prevents us from enjoying our true nature and loving not only others, but ourselves unconditionally.

The first season consists of 12 episodes, ranging from 5 to 8 minutes. With a successful kickstarter campaign behind us we will approach sponsors with relevant products to contribute to our budget.

Our major costs will be paying for star talent in our lead roles, the crew, and equipment.  We will shoot in our home town of Madison, Wi to take advantage of many free resources to up production value and stretch our budget further.

Pictured Right: Ben Fritz (writer/director) and Cynthia Watros (Emmy winning actress/producer)
Pictured Right: Ben Fritz (writer/director) and Cynthia Watros (Emmy winning actress/producer)

The writer/director had success with his last series he co-created with Emmy winning actress Cynthia Watros.  He was nominated for a web award for Best Director of a Comedy Series, and Cynthia won the award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.  "Cynthia Watros Gets Lost" can be viewed on You Tube http://youtu.be/vjhVshIdeuc

See our last series "Cynthia Watros Gets Lost" on  You Tube at http://youtu.be/vjhVshIdeuc  

Ben spent a weekend with Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy, the writers of "The Ethical Slut", and corresponds with them on story ideas.  Both Dossie and Janet agreed that an episodic approach was more appropriate than a feature length film.  We hope to get them a cameo in the second season after the characters get established.

The show will be shot in documentary style, much like Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Office.  We will showcase Madison as a city, in a similar way as Portlandia shows of Portland.

Risks and challenges

See our last series "Cynthia Watros Gets Lost" on You Tube. We can make a high quality show on a low budget.
Our production team has the experience of working on big-budget feature films and low budget award winning art films.
We only get money from Kick Starter if we reach our goal of $30,000. So, please help us realize this goal so we can share this story with you.
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Ben Fritz & Mike Murray

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