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The Politics of Sex & Speed Dating



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A night of romance, awkward conversations and maybe even murder as two pairs of friends go to a speed dating event looking for fun and wind up with more than they bargained for.

We focus on two pairs of friends, Rachel & Lindsay and Keith & Flynn, as they get ready for a night at Henry's for speed dating. Rachel is out of a relationship and busy with med school, Lindsay coaxing her into it to meet someone nice. Keith is newly divorced, his best friend Flynn helping him to get out there and meet someone.

Throughout the night we meet a number of other people as we experience speed dating.

Timothy is a police officer rebuilding his life, slowly but surely, after a divorce. Darlene is overweight, unattractive and in a bet with a coworker (Elly) as to whom can get more numbers: Darlene being nice and Elly being the Queen of Mean. Throw in Jeff, a pick up artist type, and local reporter Stacy Casem and it's off to experience the wacky world of meeting someone in the modern era.

Submitted: September 9, 2018
Last Updated: May 29, 2019

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The Writer: Scott Sawitz

Analyst 9-5, writer/director at all points before and after. Character-centric writer who's a whiz with dialogue. I like to find people at a specific point in their life, how they got there and how they deal with the consequences of their actions. I funded, cast, lensed and released a web series in under a calendar year. You can watch "Confessions of a Superhero" on YouTube in its entirety. My latest short film, "The Executioner's Dilemma" is currently on the festival circuit and can be viewed on YouTube. My original screenplay "The Merc: Fake Tales of a Real Man" was optioned by Pause 'n' Rewind LLP in December 2017 with a Fall 2018 production date Go to bio

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