Los Angeles, CA. – Actress/comic/singer, Lea DeLaria, who plays “Big Boo” on the award winning Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black”, will cover a classic tune as the theme song to the new tello Films comedy “Skirtchasers”. The show begins streaming May 22. The five part web series was written and created by James Berg & Stan Zimmerman (“The Golden Girls”, “Roseanne”, “Gilmore Girls”, “The Brady Bunch” movies). Amanda Bearse will direct four of the webisodes, with Zimmerman directing one. Bearse has directed and produced such series as “Big Gay Sketch Show”, “MADtv” and “Dharma & Greg”. As an actress, she is best known for her role as Marcy D’Arcy on Fox’s “Married With Children” and the feature film “Fright Night”.
“Skirtchasers” stars, Elizabeth Keener (“The L Word”, “My Generation”) as Robyn Samuels and Barry Bostwick (“Rocky Horror Picture Show”, “Spin City”) as her estranged father, Damien Samuels and Meredith Baxter (“Family Ties”, “Young and the Restless”) as her divorced mother. Robyn is freshly single after a break-up with her long time girlfriend the day before their wedding. As Robyn deals with mending her broken heart, she realizes her issues delve further than her issues with commitment; they go way back, to her father. After the split of her parents, her best-selling novelist father, remarried a much younger woman, and became a father again, abandoning Robyn.
“I am extremely excited to be bringing this new series to life,” said Christin Baker, co-founder and CEO of tellofilms.com. “James and Stan’s writing is phenomenal and targets the exact kind of audience tello is all about. Not to mention the amazing actors that have been drawn to this material.”
Rounding out the “Skirtchasers” cast are Katie Walder (“How I Met Your Mother”, “Mad Men”), Tangie Ambrose (“In Plain Sight”), Jessica Lu (“Awkward”), JJ Totah (“Jessie”), Valerie Ortiz (“South of Nowhere”, “Hit the Floor”), Shaughn Buchholz (“Scrubs”), Brandy Howard (“The People’s Couch”) and Clementine Ford (“The L Word”)
Tello recently greenlit another web-pilot from Zimmerman & Berg called “Secs & Execs”. It will go into production late summer 2016.
About tello Films
tello Films produces and distributes innovative, high-quality web series with a lesbian focus. We believe in telling authentic stories about people whose lives are often ignored or marginalized. tello creates web series specifically for the lesbian/queer community. Meaning that lesbian/queer characters are front and center. We love lesbians and we don’t feel that there are enough stories about us. At tello, we create new web content that is intelligent but fun, timely but classic, and tasteful yet sexy. Providing a whirlwind of classic ideas from a lesbian perspective, brave and challenging content with a lesbian twist.