• [NEWS] "Sex Appeal" in develpoment (teen comedy)

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    From Variety.com ...

    Teen Comedy 'Sex Appeal' in the Works at Hulu
    Hulu is heading to high school. The streamer has greenlit
    production on "Sex Appeal," a teen comedy about the
    not-so-exact science of love.

    Directed by Talia Osteen in her feature directorial debut,
    "Sex Appeal" will star Mika Abdalla (Netflix's
    "Project Mc2") and Jake Short (Hulu's "All Night"). Tate
    Hanyok, whose credits include "Transparent" and
    "Superstore," will write and executive produce the film.
    Production company American High is backing the project.

    "Sex Appeal" centers on high-schooler Avery Hansen-White
    (Abdalla), a perfectionist at least by her own standards.
    When her long-distance boyfriend hints at wanting to take
    their relationship to the next level at the upcoming STEM
    conference (otherwise known as "nerd prom"), she sets out
    to master her sexuality. As she begins to study the
    mechanics of love, she realizes that relationships require
    less science and more heart.

    "This is the movie I wish I had when I was in high school,"
    says Osteen. "It's rare to come across a script that makes
    you laugh out loud, but Tate's script had me on page one.
    'Sex Appeal' is as hilarious as it is subversive and
    poignant. I'm honored to work with our talented cast and
    creative team, and grateful to Hulu and American High for
    the opportunity to bring it to the screen."

    Jeremy Garelick, American High co-founder, adds, "This
    movie epitomizes the mission statement of American High -
    to make laugh out loud movies that explore universal
    stories of the high school experience, through the points
    of view of characters whose perspective have been
    traditionally ignored in this genre. I'm so excited to once
    again partner with a first-time director who is getting the
    opportunity they rightfully deserve. I know Talia is going
    to make the funniest, smartest, most original sex comedy in
    the history of cinema that all our moms will say they hate,
    but secretly love."

    "Sex Appeal" will be produced by Jeremy Garelick, Will
    Phelps and Ryan Bennett for American High, Mark Fasano and
    Tobias Weymar for Nickel City, and Kendrick Tan for Lit

    American High specializes in provocative teen comedies, a
    slate that includes "Big Time Adolescence," "Banana Split"
    and "Looks That Kill."

    Abdalla is represented by Coast to Coast Talent Group,
    manager Kanica Suy, and attorney Matt Rosen. Short is
    represented by More/Medavoy, Greene & Associates, Morris/Yorn.
    Osteen is represented by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment. Hanyok
    is represented by Clear Talent Group, Lit Entertainment Group
    and attorney Meyer & Downs.


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