HBO has given a six-episode sequence order to Betty (fka Untitled Skateboarding Venture), a skateboarding comedy impressed by Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed function Skate Kitchen, from Moselle and her longtime buddy and collaborator, Love co-creator Lesley Arfin. Moreover 5 actors who starred within the movie — Dede Lovelace, Ajani Russell, Moonbear, Rachelle Vinberg and Nina Moran — have been forged as sequence regulars within the sequence, which is at present in manufacturing in New York Metropolis.
Written by Moselle and Arfin, Betty, impressed by Moselle’s 2018 Sundance movie, is ready in opposition to the backdrop of New York Metropolis. It’s going to comply with a various group of younger girls navigating their lives via the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding.
Moselle, who additionally directs, and Arfin govt produce with Igor Srubshchik and Jason Weinberg. Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro of Bow & Arrow Leisure co-executive produce together with RT Options’ Rodrigo Teixeira. Izabella Tzenkova of Kotva Movies and Lizzie Nastro produce. Arfin Materials and Untitled Leisure co-produce for HBO.
Vinberg performs Camille, she desires to be down with the dudes and has fought arduous for the small area she’s carved out with them. Camille isn’t large on flashy shows of affection or loyalty, however she’s perceptive and clever, and can discover tiny particulars about others as if she had been a poet. Camille forgives however doesn’t overlook, and he or she’d be happier if she’d solely understand that cool factors don’t truly add as much as the sum of something.
Moran is Kirt, the funniest individual alive however even when she knew it, she wouldn’t care. She’s a lover (to the women), a fighter (to the remainder of the world), and somewhat child within the physique of a lady. Kirt would provide the shirt off her again in the midst of a snowstorm with out having to ask for it. In keeping with Kirt, you probably did ask for it, solely along with your thoughts, and also you suppose she would possibly truly be proper.
Moonbear portrays Honeybear, the quiet storm, darkish horse. She’s funnier than she thinks, wiser than she seems, and as cussed as a boot on a tire. Her outlandish garments make a press release, however she generally makes use of her individuality as a canopy for the truth that she retains her feelings on lock.
Lovelace is Janay, opinionated, clever, and constant to a fault. She’s a big-hearted, heat woman, the kind to provide you a hug over a handshake. Janay has a robust will and a dedication to steer that each helps and hurts her. On the finish of the day, she’s the individual you’d decide to be workforce captain—not as a result of she at all times wins, however as a result of she’d purchase you a drink after the sport irrespective of the rating.
Russell performs Indigo, enjoyable, flirty, at all times down for an journey, Indigo is the equal of the post-sex cigarette — cool, calming, and horny as fuck. Whereas she’s naturally conflict-avoidant with a low-drama character, she someway manages to crop mud everybody round her within the stuff. Indigo’s a street-savvy hustler who leans nearer to the sting of shadiness than the others. Indigo’s the kind of one who would steal your pockets after which aid you search for it.
In her first narrative function, Skate Kitchen, writer-director Moselle immersed herself within the lifetime of skater ladies, ensuing within the movie’s authenticity, combining poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. Skate Kitchen captures the expertise of ladies in male-dominated areas and tells a narrative of a lady who learns the significance of camaraderie and self-discovery. You’ll be able to watch a trailer under.
Along with starring in Skate Kitchen, Lovelace, Vinberg, Moran, Moonbear and Russell additionally appeared in That One Day, a Miu Miu quick movie directed by Moselle. Each initiatives had been impressed by the real-life Skate Kitchen, all all-female skate crew the younger girls are in.
Along with Skate Kitchen, Moselle is thought for the Sundance, Grand Jury Prize award profitable documentary, The Wolfpack. Within the final decade she has been working with short-form storytelling for publications comparable to Vice and The New York Occasions, the place she created a sequence referred to as “One thing Massive, One thing Small,” that includes expertise comparable to Pharrell Williams and Shepard Fairey. Later collaborations with Pharrell included, Meet the Bae’s, a sequence profiling the artists again up dancers. Moselle additionally participated in Miu Miu’s, Girls’s Tales the place her movie That One Day premiered on the Venice movie pageant in 2016. Most just lately she directed Our Dream of Water, a documentary quick sequence for Nationwide Geographic coping with water disaster in Haiti, Peru and Kenya.
Arfin co-created the tv sequence Love, together with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust, which ran for 3 seasons on Netflix. Her different TV credit embody: Fox’s Brooklyn 9 9, MTV’s Awkward and the unique writing workers of HBO’s Women. Previous to her profession in tv, Arfin was the creator of the Vice Journal column ‘Pricey Diary’ during which she recounted her teenage diary entries. The favored column was printed as a memoir in 2007 and optioned by MTV. She was additionally Editor-in-Chief of Missbehave, a girls’s journal based mostly in Brooklyn.
Lovelace, Russell, Moonbear and Moran are repped by Untitled Leisure and Granderson Des Rochers LLP. Vinberg is repped by ICM, Untitled Leisure and Granderson Des Rochers LLP. Moselle is repped by UTA and Granderson Des Rochers LLP. Arfin is repped by Artists-First Administration and Ginsburg Daniels LLP.