All Films • Comedy, Short Films, 16-Feb-2023
A man's life spirals out of control when he embarrasses himself on a hidden camera reality TV show. “Pussybaby,” directed by Derek Milton, is a satirical comedy about a poor soul who becomes a meme and the chaotic media landscape that makes it possible. Shaliek is an aspiring creator in the process of pitching his show, The Shaliek Show, to networks. One day while leaving the grocery store, he encounters an abusive boyfriend berating his partner. When Shaliek tries to step in, it goes very poorly — it turns out the whole thing was staged for the show, “Act Right or Act Wrong” — and the clip goes viral. It’s a highly entertaining, of-the-moment snapshot, sharply scripted with pathos and insight. See also, Milton’s “Smog,” which we featured last year. -KA. Writer, director: Derek Milton. Cast: Shaliek Jenkins, Eryn Allen Kane, DaMya Gurley, MacGregor Burns, Ian Randolph. DP: Adriaan Kirchner. Editor: Mark D. Spencer.
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