Web Series PARTY GIRL PLUS ONE a New Dating Web Series

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

Episode 11 “Booty Calls” touches on the subject of lying. Guys, girls, married, single – we’re all guilty of little social lubricants as we navigate this thing called love.

But are these lies harmless or are we doing a social disservice to the people we’re involved with?

From letting someone down easy to trying to impress someone, to full on cheating on your spouse, why do we lie?

Guys?

Girls?

Please share your thoughts and experiences with the readers below. And thank you for sharing your truths!

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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.


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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.

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Doug Swim

Out of all the guys to date, Jen picks the one guy whose got worse break-up issues that she does. As he cries like a baby, she realizes she’s not alone in the business of self flagellation.

Based on the dating diary by Jennifer Dawson, Guest Star Doug Swim, Director of Photography Daniel Doherty, Edited by Dave Swuz and featuring music by Leerone, Jen Bloom, The Martianz, The Idyllists and 5 Alarm Music.

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Out with a couple hundred of her ‘closest’ friends one night, Jen began to see things clearly.  After the romp of her life including a shameless ride in her front window, Jen knew she needed something more.

Based on the diary by Jennifer Dawson, Guest Star Vince Pavia, Director of Photography Daniel Doherty, Edited by Jennifer Dawson and Daniel Doherty and featuring music by The Martianz, King Nation, Blorpcorp and August.

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Party Girl Plus One Sounds

What does Party Girl Plus One sound like?  Take a peak into the Party LYFE, music by The Martianz, featured in Episode 1.

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