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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.