Web Series PARTY GIRL PLUS ONE a New Dating Web Series

Dating. A Diary. A Web Series. Kiss & Tell has Never Been Funnier.

EP 11 Date 10 “Booty Calls” from partygirlplusone on Vimeo.

Vince Pavia

Jen (Jen Dawson) turns to her friend Chip (Wiley B. Oscar) to try and make sense about why guys lie, but when a previous one night stand, Vic (Vince Pavia), shows up at the gym, Jen gets carried away into taking their relationship one step further. Literally.

You must be 18 years old to watch.

Based on the diary by Jennifer Dawson
Director of Photography John Orphan
Edited by Jennifer Dawson

Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod, Michael Benz and Ambrose.

Posted by Party Girl On February - 8 - 2011 Episodes

Jake Pavelka

Jen (Jennifer Dawson) parties with some friends at Bar Lubitsch where she meets Bryce Wharton Powell III “Three” (Jake Pavelka). After putting him through his paces, Jen discovers Three has more secrets than she anticipated, starting with a little T.M.I. he knows about her. Written and based on the diary by Jennifer Dawson. PART I

Jen played by Jennifer Dawson
Bryce Wharton Powell III “Three” played by Jake Pavelka
Director of Photography John Orphan
Episode Executive Producer Jennifer Dawson & Lyndon Chubbuck

Featuring music by Justin Willis, Kevin MacLeod & Pictures of Then.

Posted by Party Girl On August - 31 - 2010 Episodes

Miami is  a State of Mind

That been my thought process over the last two weeks:  Week 1: Shooting Episode 7 titled “The World Is Mine” (stay tuned for it’s post in about 2 weeks).  Week 2: Visit from the 305 area code with my sister Dawn and good friend Leah, bringing Miami old school to my new stomping grounds here in LA.

Here’s how it went down.

Tommy Teretta & Jen Dawson

Episode 7 “The World is Mine” wouldn’t be possible without Miami’s most notorious character “Anthony Monstanza” (aka an interpretation of Scarface’s Tony Montana made famous by Al Pacino) played by Tommy Taretta.  I originally spoke to my friend Steven Bauer, who played the character of Manny Ribera in the original Scarface, about playing the role of “Anthony”. After watching Episode 6 “The Big Squeeze”, Steven’s comment was, “When are we doing our thing?”  That was my question when we were trying to finalize the details.  Needless to say, Steven didn’t end up playing “Anthony” and all I can say is “everything happens for a reason.”

My amazing sound guru, Clay Turnage, and I were going over the script the Tuesday before shooting.  After reading it he asked why his friend Tommy wasn’t doing the role.  Since I didn’t know Tommy, that was a mere impossibility; but not for long.  Meeting Tommy that night, it was evident who was suppose to play “Anthony” all along. I won’t blow the story, but let me just say, you will not be disappointed.  Thank you Tommy for bringing your game to the party on such short notice, meng.

Leah & Dawn

Now the the 305 Shenanigans.  Virgins to LA, my sister Dawn and Leah were ready for the sites.  Dawn arrived on Wendsday night.  First stop, Velvet Margarita’s Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament and Celebration courtesy of my friend Rob Tencer.  I had to break Dawn into the LA life somehow.  Next morning, Lowes in Santa Monica for a quick peek into Digital Hollywood, then off to meet Jason Pauley, Party Girl Plus One’s editor at large, for a bike ride on the Venice boardwalk, drinks and pictures.

Thursday night, Leah arrived.  I had to leave these two to their own devices Friday morning, where I picked them up on Sunset Boulevard at Borracho’s (of course they would find this place), happily enjoying happy hour at 3pm. If you can believe it, they were still up for a quick 5:30pm normal person’s happy hour followed by a Tubefilter web series Screening at the Egyptian Theater.  Pizza on the Boulevard.

Jen & Dawn, Party Sisters

Saturday was all around town with a local’s fish stop in Malibu followed by a drive through Santa Monica and Westwood on the way to LACMA’s Renoir Exhibit. More drinks at The Grove and then a little R&R at the crib.  Peeling ourselves, okay, myself off the couch for a last night in LA (these girls wore me out!), we hit Bar Marmont as Zoe, Velma and Shine. We managed to get one pic in on Sunset Boulevard.  Guess who was who.

Thanks girls for visiting me.  It was a well needed home away from home and I love you both very much!

xo

Posted by Party Girl On May - 16 - 2010 Promote Your Gig Here

Heartour’s Day Job

So I did my write up on Jason Young and his solo work, Heartour.  To re-visit that post click here.

The Ruse

Wouldn’t you know, a few days later I get a package from Jason in the mail.  Heartour’s complete ablum “Ate” along with “Midnight in the City”, a collaborative album with his band The Ruse.  I know, I love this job.

First off, not only is Jason talented as a solo artist, but The Ruse is quite the band in and of itself.

Check out the first track which had me at ‘beautiful’, called “Beautiful is Gone”. Okay, I didn’t need a band to tell me beauty is going, going, gone…

Track 1 Beautiful Is Gone, The Ruse

So if you like what you heard, it’s no doubt you’ve probably heard them before.

No stranger to television, the band has had over a dozen tracks and a cameo role on MTV’s “The Hills;” they performed in an episode of HBO’s “Entourage;” and several songs from the band’s last album, Midnight in the City, are in current use on MTV’s new show, “The Buried Life.” JamLegend.com will make Love Sex Confusion songs available for fans to play – the Ruse is a JamLegend.com favorite with over 900,000 plays on the website.

The Ruse have been known to deliver songs that will crawl into your head and take hold of your heart. Love Sex Confusion, the band’s fourth studio album of new songs, brings a blend of guitar-laden tracks and commanding drum and bass lines that generate the feeling of a live performance.

“We wanted to make the songs on the album much more ‘danceable’ than we did on previous albums,” guitarist Jim Bilus says. “Overall, we wanted to make a rock and roll album that would really shine when we played it live. We tried to create a bigger and brighter sound that would be fun for our audience.”

Love Sex Confusion is equal parts of lead singer John Dauer’s powerful operatic vocals, guitarist Jim Bilus’ rocking garage-y guitar riffs, and the burly rhythms dispensed by drummer Jason Young and bassist Mark Stolze.

Armed with Love Sex Confusion, the Ruse will launch a national tour starting on April 1st in Chicago at the Elbow Room in conjunction with the March 23, 2010 street date. The album was produced by Jorge Vivo and the band in their hometown of Los Angeles. With Love Sex Confusion, the Ruse continues to combine honest lyrics with a selfless message, swinging from stripped down rock to moving, moody, and melodic ballads.

For all you new potential fans, check out their tour dates below, and if you want to join me at The Roxy in LA on May 14th, send me a shout out.

http://www.rusemusic.com
http://www.myspace.com/rusemusic
http://www.twitter.com/theruse
http://www.facebook.com/rusemusic

Posted by Party Girl On April - 29 - 2010 Featured Artists

With this summer’s Steve Carell and Tina Fey’s “Date Night”, Jennifer Lopez’ “The Back-up Plan” and Alyssa Milano’s TV pilot “Romantically Challenged”, dating is a big topic.  Not that I need to tell you this.  Party Girl Plus One is all about dating.  So what makes Party Girl Plus One different from these star studded movies and TV shows?

Well, before I get to that, let me share what LATime’s Patrick Goldstein had to say about “Date Night” which I think is relevant to the topic.

“Why did “Date Night’s” Tina Fey and Steve Carell go from great TV to a bad movie?” according to the LATimes article?  “At some point over the past decade, nearly every wing of television, from the HBO and Showtime pay channels to basic cable outlets like TNT and USA all the way to the Big Four networks, has generated a host of memorable comedies and dramas. Theories abound for why the renaissance happened in the 2000s. For me, the most persuasive explanation is HBO envy. After all, after raising the bar so high with “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” it was HBO that was rewarded with a hugely loyal audience.”

“At first, some network chiefs bitterly complained that HBO was stealing viewers simply by offering them nudity and violence. But when cooler heads prevailed, the channel’s rivals realized that giving their show runners the same creative autonomy as the creators of HBO’s shows could translate into better ratings and a whole lot of media heat.”

Shifting from movies to TV or TV to movies in Carell and Fey’s case, Goldstein is on to something.

Craig Bierko

When I first started thinking about doing a series covering my dating diary, I paid a visit to the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.  I wanted to know what attempts had been made on the topic of dating, the stars attached, networks associated and ultimately their demise.

What I found was a whole lot of network (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX) attempts on the subject of dating:  NBC – 2003 Alicia Silverstone and “Miss Matched”, CBS – 2006 Tom Cavanaugh and “Love Monkey”, FOX – 2008 Craig Bierko and “Rules for Starting Over”, not to mention ABC’s “Cupid”, the first attempt in 1998 with Jeremy Piven and second attempt in 2009 with Bobby Cannavale.  And yet ABC is making a third attempt on the topic with “Romantically Challenged” which follows a 30-something man who is torn in between his needy best friend and new girlfriend.

Here’s the thing.  I think ABC’s biggest challenge in trying to pull off another dating TV series is ABC itself.  In that I mean, what it takes to tell the full uncensored, down and dirty stories on dating and intimacy cannot be done on network TV.  We learned that by watching the success of HBO’s “Sex and the City” and Showtimes “The L Word”.  You have to show the real life juices, smells and train wrecks of dating; not the fabricated witty banter that has only lived in the writers room.  Sure the audience might laugh like the first time they hear a blonde joke, but it’s easily forgotten because it wasn’t relatable.

Juices, juices, intimate juices flowing through the characters, the series and the ratings.  Which brings me full circle to what Goldstein hit upon in his article and why Party Girl Plus One is different than any of the other current series covering the topic of  dating. When writers are given the freedom to write their series from their experiences, point of view and research and eliminate the censorship of a general audience network, what you get is true reality. True hits and a fully exposed comfort level that tells the audience, “You’re not alone.” And isn’t that what dating is all about anyways?  Not being alone.


Posted by Party Girl On April - 19 - 2010 Promote Your Gig Here

Jen opts in for movie night with Richard, an art gallery owner she bummed $4 to cover her exhibit parking.  Turns out that $4 cost her a whole evening and well into the night as Jen realizes Richard is the guy that just wont leave.

Based on the dating diary by Jennifer Dawson. Guest Star Bill Ladd, Director of Photography John Orphan, Edited by Jason Pauley and featuring music by Tattooed Millionaires, Kevin MacLeod, Heartour and Svelt St. & IAMGUS.

Posted by Party Girl On April - 2 - 2010 Episodes

 
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