Production

Production title: SEX IS A GOD THING
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Web Series (7 Episodes, 10-15 minutes/each)
Posted on: Monday, April 3, 2018
Production & Shooting location: Chicago

Shooting Starts: July 23, 2018
Shooting Ends: Aug 21, 2018
Production Company: Sex Is a God Thing, LLC
Director: Zarinah Ali
Producers: Rashida Khanbey-Miller, Chanel Glover, Zarinah Ali
Email: chanel.glover@gmail.com
Compensation: Yes

Synopsis: When two queer women of color connect as long lost sisters, they must lament the recent loss of their father, repair their broken relationships, and reconcile their childhood religiosity as they begin to own their identities as Black lesbians.

 

 

 


Audition

Auditions:
April 14, 2018 - 11:00 – 3:00 PM
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)
Call Backs: April 15, 2018 -  11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: TBA


Roles

Recurring Characters = 7

MICHELLE (Black, F, 31) is a body-confident voluptuous woman, who owns a dance studio, where she teaches classes to all ages by day and leads sensuality circles by night. In a rocky marriage with Vonne.

AIESHA (Black, F, 28) is an overworked public defender, looking to eventually rise to become a dynamic civil rights advocate, like her father, Rasheed, unbeknownst to her. Partnered with Jo.

VONNE (Black, F, 33) is a fit and masculine-centered queer Black woman, and Michelle's partner.

JO (Black, F, 28) is a gentle, understanding, masculine-centered Black woman. She patiently awaits Aiesha's answer to her recent marriage proposal.

DEBRA (Black, F, 57) is a partially put together Black woman, who seems to thrive on socializing. She is Michelle’s mother, and Rasheed’s ex-wife.

JESSIE (Black, F, 55) is a Black woman enigma. She can be the most compassionate human in the room, but also at times the most unaffected. She is a senior pastor for a progressive church, and the mother of Aiesha.

RASHEED (Black, M, 61) is a retired revolutionary, who is now fighting the hardest battle of his life: his health. He was once married to Debra and is the father of both Michelle and Aiesha.

Supporting Characters = 11

YOUNG JESSIE (Black, F, 21)

YOUNG DEBRA (Black, F, 23)

PASTOR FRED (Black, M, 44) a small man, with a commanding presence. Pastor of the dying church Debra works for.

TMARA (Black, F, 31) is an ethnically ambiguous/multi-racial newly hired chef at Lily’s cafe. She catches the eye of Michelle.

LIONEL (LENNY) (Black, M, 64) is the best friend and neighbor of Rasheed

DR. LEE (M/F, 30-40) is Rasheed’s doctor, and informs the family of his condition.

ANYA (Latina/Black, F, 31) is ultra-femme, and works with Vonne, and maybe does more…

WOMAN #1 (F, 25-35) is tall with an athletic build; she dances with Aiesha at the club.

WOMAN #2 (F, 25-35) has an average build, ultra-femme, and drunkenly kisses Aiesha at the club.

WOMAN #3 (F, 60s) is a hip older woman, who Aiesha twerks on in the club.
WOMAN #4 (F, 35-45) is a masculine-centered woman, who literally picks up Aiesha in the club, and who is eventually bitten by her.