Nothing puts such a strong spotlight on the aging process quite like the holidays. Over are the days of asking for toys and games, replaced instead by the basic necessities you haven’t quite figured out how to buy for yourself like a real adult would. “A 20-Something’s Letter to Santa” is a satirical open letter to Santa Claus concerning our generation’s shifting needs this holiday season — and it’s up here on Huffpost Comedy.
Coming home after yet another bad date, what single woman hasn’t poured herself an extra large glass of wine and thought, “I guess what they say is true: the only good men left out there are either dead, gay, or fictional.” This is exactly the state of mind that Charlie is in when her best friend Madeline drags her out to a singles mixer she swears will be “packed with men who are exactly her type.” Imagine Charlie’s surprise when she discovers the party really *is* full of the fictional characters and the heartthrobs of yesteryear she’s always adored (think: Prince Charming, Humphrey Bogart, Romeo, James Dean, and more!). At first this seems like a dream come true, but are these guys really as perfect as Charlie hoped?
Directed by Tiffany Johnson (winner of the Director’s Choice Award at the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase) and written by Caty Zick, Dead. Gay. Fictional. is a fun, slightly twisted rom-com about what would happen if you walked into a party and met some of the famous characters and historical figures you think you know. The team hopes to shoot in the summer of 2015 and is currently engaged in an Indiegogo campaign in order to fund the project.
I chatted with Caty Zick, the writer of ‘Dead. Gay. Fictional.’ (and admittedly, very dear friend) about what we can expect from this funny and imaginative short film, and the whole interview is over at Huffington Post Entertainment!