Not something I ever imagined myself doing.
So what possessed me? I was donning the hat of propmaster for SEX AND THE AUSTEN GIRL, the exciting new web series inspired by my Austen Addict novels, which we just finished shooting.
That's right: In May you'll be able to see the first episodes of Season One of SEX AND THE AUSTEN GIRL. An original comedy series on the fabulous Babelgum.com. Air dates to be announced very soon!
Now, together for the first time, Courtney and Jane face off to debate the pros and cons of life, love, and being a woman in today's world vs. Jane Austen's world.
THE TOPICS: Love, sex, courtship, fidelity, marriage, manners, morals, hygiene, Facebook status updates, and more.
The core of it all is this: Are we better off now, or were we better off then?
The actors are amazing:
Arabella Field as Courtney Stone, a 21st-century Los Angeleno stuck in Regency England and holding the above-mentioned chamber pot. On the right is Fay Masterson as Jane Mansfield, a gentleman's daughter from 1813 England, stuck in 21st-century Los Angeles and trying to phone home. [photo credit: Deborah Zeitman]
[photo credit: Deborah Zeitman]
Behind the scenes we've got Roman Jakobi on camera, fresh from a gig as second unit director of photography for UNKNOWN WHITE MALE, the Liam Neeson/Diane Kruger thriller; Deborah Zeitman editing (she's cut everything from Peter Weir films to Robert Greenwald documentaries); Dave The Rave Emmendorfer on visual effects (he did the RUDE AWAKENINGS book trailer fx). And best of all, my very own Mr. Darcy, Thomas Rigler, and his partner, Brian Gerber, co-directing. Between the two of them they've produced and/or directed everything from music videos to features.
Stay tuned for details about where and when to watch SEX AND THE AUSTEN GIRL on Babelgum.com's comedy line-up.