What if anger is a superpower?
a dark comedy
by Mel House
From Award-winning director Clarissa de los Reyes (2020 TFI Adrienne Shelly Filmmaker Award/2021 TFI/AT&T Untold Stories Audience Choice Award) and writer/creator Mel House (2019 Sundance New Voices Lab Finalist) comes a dark comedy series, so funny it hurts...
Marie is a people-pleasing New York City mom who thought she’d have money, success, and respect by middle-age. Instead, she’s working too many survival jobs and failing to meet her family’s expectations. But Marie’s the kind of woman you can count on to swallow her anger and put on a bright fucking smile. When she gets an opportunity to step into the role of a sexy powerful Goddess, Marie thinks she’s ﬁnally getting what she deserves. But her world is turned upside down, when a video of her unleashing her anger becomes a viral sensation.
Set in New York City on September 28, 2018 - the day after Dr. Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee - the series follows Marie on one unbelievable morning as she faces robo-spam-sext messages, a humiliating encounter at her son’s school, her own feelings of imposter syndrome, a judgy older sister, road rage, assault in the workplace, and an opportunity to change everything. Now Marie will face the parts of herself she hides from the world in a very public way, as her anger goes viral and taps into a nerve in the zeitgeist.
“HOT ANGRY MOM is awesome! A great character that takes us on a wild ride from beginning to end. It's funny, real, awkward, edgy, heartfelt, and fast.”
Thania St. John
(Co-EP, Producer, Writer - Project Blue Book, Grimm, Chicago Fire, Roswell)
"The characters in this script stand out immediately. Marie is such a pleasure to watch. We never get to see angry women on screen and she is so honest, real, and refreshing. She is relatable and has a strong voice and POV."
(Screencraft Comedy Competition 2021)
“HOT ANGRY MOM is a fun wild read and flows really well. Smart, funny, great pace!”
(Story Editor, Writer - Betty, Gabby Duran & the Unsittables)