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When a lesbian couple has trouble conceiving, they fill the void with an unruly rescue dog who tests their relationship.

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Bailey Makes Three

When a lesbian couple has trouble conceiving, they fill the void with an unruly rescue dog who tests their relationship.

In today’s film climate, bombastic blockbusters rule the box office. But they rarely rule our hearts. It’s those idiosyncratic yet realistic dramas that have the strongest power over our emotions.

Especially ones with sympathetic protagonists facing a relatable dilemma, like Imani and Pritika in Bailey Makes Three, a couple who’d like to extend their family but have been challenged by both bureaucracy and bad luck.

But does family = humans only? Not in Imani’s world. She’s adopted a delightful young dog called Bailey without consulting Pritika. Well, a dog that the audience sees as a “hairy middle-age man in a shabby puppy ear hat.” Yeah.

If the audience sees the dog as that, Pritika sees him as a third-wheeling nuisance after a few…incidents, albeit ones that any playful pup would do.

Yet when they leave Bailey alone in their apartment for an evening, he’s so playful that his “antics” threaten to tear apart the family he was meant to add to. Future events, including a tragic mistake by Pritika, only make the foundations weaker until the whole relationship looks set to collapse.

Until both use Bailey to repair the cracks. But how?

Well, you’ll have to read on to find out. Along the way, you’re certain to enjoy the witty dialogue and amusing canine capers generously sprinkled in the script that make this simple story so memorable!

Review by Hamish Porter
Submitted: January 13, 2017
Last Updated: June 4, 2018

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The Writer: Chris Courtney Martin

Chris Courtney Martin hails from Philadelphia, where she was introduced to her craft. In high school, she placed in the Philadelphia Young Playwrights competition three years out of four. After receiving the prestigious Liberty scholarship, Martin started Drexel University's Screenwriting & Playwriting program, where she switched gears to focus on screenwriting. Martin graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Drexel's SCRP program, as well as minors in Film & Video and Art History. She has since won/placed in several screenwriting competitions (including Urbanworld and Emerging Screenwriters) and received promotion via the 2018 Young & Hungry List, 2018 Bitch List and... Go to bio
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Agent: Bayard Maybank and Bob Hohman
Law Firm: Zerner Law
Lawyer: Larry Zerner
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