Apr 12th 2019

The Right Swipe

@ Chicago Filmmakers

5720 N Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

Opening Friday, April 12th, from 7PM - 10PM

Join us the celebrate the release of the pilot for The Right Swipe – an intersectional feminist romantic comedy about dating in the digital age!

When best friends India and Margo team up to start the Right Swipe, a business fixing men’s dating profiles, they have only three rules:

One: They must use their powers for good. Two: They charge on a sliding scale. Three: They can’t sleep with their clients. Or date them. Or flirt with them.

Unluckily for India, an emerging screenwriter, their first client is hella-woke, hella-hot, hella-single filmmaker Elijah. They have an instant connection, and pretty soon India’s broken rule number three… many times. Things are going better for Margo. At first. She’s abandoned her dreams of being the next Annie Leibowitz to study for the LSAT with the help of her almost-boyfriend and nicest dude alive, Danny. But everything changes when a ghost from her past contacts her through The Right Swipe…

As they deal with their own romantic entanglements, Margo and India serve as romantic consultants to a diverse cast of clients: a trans man, a queer poet, a hotep, and more. As a series, The Right Swipe asks: What are the challenges of dating at various intersections of marginalized identity? Do we fall in love with people, or the versions of them that we create? Can we forgive someone we love who has hurt us while still advocating for ourselves?

Some fun facts about the series!

-The crew is made entirely of women, people of color, and non-binary folks!

2/3 of the cast is people of color!

-We recieved a generous $14,000 grant from the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, a $4,500 grant from DCASE, and crowdfunded over $25,000 to make this series a reality!

-The series will be distributed on OTV, the same platform that gave us Brown Girls, The T, and Seeds!

-The Right Swipe breaks the bounds of what society deems attractive by spotlighting the romantic lives of characters that are diverse in race, gender, and sexuality.

Come celebrate the hard work of our crew and cast! A reception will follow! Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and all proceeds will go towards production funds to complete the first season. We will also be accepting donations at the door.

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