A fan is put in an awkward position when this singer won’t take no for an answer. CONSENT was inspired by the debate about the difference between sexual assault and a bad date. It will show the emotional journey of a victim in a unique and funny way.
Inclusion StatementCONSENT will be inclusive in front of and behind the camera. The film's writer and director are both women. We are committed to reflecting the demography of Los Angeles and will include women, POC and LGBTQ individuals in all aspects of production.
About The Project
(I know, I need to charge my phone)
The #MeToo movement has brought many accounts of sexual assault, harassment and rape to the forefront of American conversation. After posting about it on social media, I had many debates with friends and coworkers about the difference between sexual assault and a bad date. "Consent: A short comedy about a serious subject" is inspired by that gray area.
Many Hollywood comedies romanticize the persistent suitor. The guy who turns a "no" into a "maybe" and then finally a reluctant "yes". My film, "Consent" attempts to show the absurdity of that approach. It flips the genders and removes the sexual context of the issue. "Consent" maps the emotional journey of a vicitim in a comedic way.
I was inspired by the women that came before me to share my own truth.
I hope "Consent" continues the conversation.
Illustration by Lindsay Lleras
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About This Team
Producer/Writer/Actress Rebekka Johnson
Rebekka is a comedian who has served as a writer, actor, director and producer on various comedic projects. She can currently be seen on the hit Netflix show, GLOW, as Dawn Rivecca, Ethel Rosenblatt and Ozone. Johnson, with her co-stars, was nominated for a 2018 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the show’s first season. Additional credits for Johnson include: “Arrested Development” for Netflix, “This Is Forty” for Universal Pictures, and directing/producing several viral YouTube sketches, “Typecast” and “What if Catcalls Were Cheeseburgers,” as well as sketches for College Humor. For four years she served as writer/director for Made Man's critically acclaimed series “Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins” (Defy Media). Rebekka is also well known for being one third of the critically acclaimed comedy trio, The Apple Sisters (ECNY Best Musical Act, NYIT Outstanding Original Music).
Director/Producer Kimmy Gatewood
Kimmy is an actor/director who has recently directed segments for THE JOEL MCHALE SHOW WITH JOEL MCHALE on Netflix and an episode of the JUST ADD MAGIC SPINOFF on Amazon. Additionally, her award winning short film CONTROL (written by Alison Becker) is currently touring the festival circuit. Kimmy directed the documentary Nerdcore Rising, which premiered at SXSW, HYPERLINKED a series for Disney and YouTube Red, the Clio Award Winning digital series JUNKETEERS, Rachel Bloom's LADYBOSS for Vanity Fair and I DON'T CARE ABOUT AWARD SHOWS which opened the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Show. Her upcoming series of shorts SEX SCHOOL WITH RACHEL BLOOM, a collaboration with Refinery 29 and Planned Parenthood, will be premiering this summer. Other upcoming projects include a series for Eko and Olive Bridge and an episode of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND. She also plays Stacey on Netflix’s GLOW. So she can put you in a headlock.