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Web Series: A set of diverse gay friendships are put to the test when a threat to the host’s cat surfaces at a fun birthday pool party.
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MARY QUEENS

A set of diverse gay friendships are put to the test when a threat to kill the host’s cat surfaces at an otherwise fun birthday party. 

This dramedy looks like Desperate Housewives meets Looking. 

Mario, an affable foreign student due to return to his home country, tries to identify the threat originator’s identity by analyzing the relationships within the gay group he has being involved during the last few years. 

CHARACTERS

MARIO: 

Actor Felix Aispuro
Actor Felix Aispuro

Thirty-something thick-accent Colombian from well-off origins finishing his MBA in the states. He is friendly, average looking, sometimes competitive and boy-crazy.

NICK:

Actor Kyle Mosonyi
Actor Kyle Mosonyi

Birthday boy who is turning 35. He is a second generation Italian from Boston, self-made man owner of a chain of local restaurants, attention seeker, competitive, controlling and protective of friends.

BRANDON:

Actor Allan Carter
Actor Allan Carter

 Aspiring black actor from Atlanta in his mid-twenties who works as a manager at one of Nick’s restaurants. He is witty, hard-worker and concerned with his looks.

IAN:

Actor Daniel Donnie Flores
Actor Daniel Donnie Flores

Mario’s snooty and smart classmate, in his mid-twenties, originally from the Philippines.

DUSTIN: 

Actor Ali Cesur
Actor Ali Cesur

 Bitchy ex-boyfriend of Nick originally from San Francisco in his mid-thirties. 

RACHEL: 

Actress Ashley Hernandez
Actress Ashley Hernandez

Blond  pretty-face hag fag in her mid-twenties. She is originally from Miami but hides her Cuban background. She has self-image issues and a snooty attitude.

JOSE: 

Actor Alex Correa
Actor Alex Correa

 Second generation Mexican-American in his early thirties who is the only one in the group born in Long Beach. He used to work as a waiter for Nick but recently starting his own business of pet sitting. He is very proud and direct. 

ANDREW:

Actor Anthony Moore
Actor Anthony Moore

Mr. Perfect is an attractive Brazilian in his early thirties who works in Real Estate. 

BARTENDER: 

Actor Fernando Gonzalez
Actor Fernando Gonzalez

Straight guy in his late twenties from Miami that flirts with gay guys for tips.

EPISODES

PILOT– Birthday Queen  

Mario announces during Nick’s birthday party that he is going back to Colombia after graduation only to be outshined by an anonymous death threat against the birthday boy’s cat unless Nick moves far away.

Episode 2 - Bitchy Queen  

Mario and Nick explore the potential suspects. While discussing how Nick’s bitchy ex, Dustin, could want the house, Mario reveals by accident he had a fling with him, annoying Nick.

Episode 3 – Racist Queen

Brandon, the black wannabe actor, and Ian the Filipino student blame each other under prejudiced premises revealing to Mario their own resentments again the birthday boy. Nick receives a reminder of the threat thru a gay hookup app, Grindr.

Episode 4 - American Queen

Rachel and Jose have a heated argument about their origins which unearths an old unresolved fling and a failed surrogacy plan, both involving Nick.

Episode 5 - Competitive Queen

Mario and Nick evoke how they became friends thru a failed date and how their friendship has been affected by their competition for guys and friends. Another Grindr threat pushes Nick to put the house for sale immediately.

Episode 6 – Perfect Queen

Dustin teases Andrew about being too perfect with, probably, a sinister hidden agenda, while divulging the secret crushes that several people in the group have on him. Paul in turn diverts attention by revealing something unknown about Dustin sex life.

Episode 7 – Proud Queen

Jose confronts Mario about liking Andrew accusing him of being a whitewash Colombian. Mario tries to find and communicate with the threat originator using Grindr.

Episode 8 – Gossip Queen

Birthday boy walks on Ian gossiping about his health. Ian then argues with Nick how his gossiping made him break up with Andrew.

Episode 9 – Fair-weather Queen

Ian confronts Rachel about switching to his Ex side after his breakup but Paul defends her arguing he was the one who cheated. Jose states that Nick has always complained that his friends are fair-weather queens.

Episode 10 – Family Queen

Mario receives a call from home that reveals he is not eager to go back. Each character reflects about their own perspective of being away from home. Nick is adamant on Mario going back close to his family in Colombia while Jose insists he has a new family here with his friends. There is an offer on the house.

Episode 11 – The drunken Queen

Mario gets drunk while discussing with the bartender about each guest and their probability of being guilty. Rachel walks on Ian and Paul hooking up. Nick receives a final threat on Grindr asking him to accept the offer.

Episode 12 - Guilty Queen

Mario wakes up hang over but figures out who is the author of the threat and the reasons behind it. He uncovers a secret relationship but is surprised by an unrelated wedding proposal.

FUNDING

The $2000 goal will help to cover the pre-production raw costs.

The project will be tied to a printed publication related to the story of the web series and would allow to offer some advertising opportunities that will complement the funding and hopefully will give the opportunity to compensate the cast and crew at the end.

Project will be filmed in Long Beach during August 2015.

Risks and challenges

One of the challenges is to maintain the whole team as energized as we are right now during the whole project.
Knowing that we are funded will help to maintain that energy.

Another challenge is to maintain the community interested in the project so that advertising on it becomes desirable. With the source material and social media I plan to keep the project current in peoples minds for this purpose.

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