Truth Slash Fiction, a new coming-of-age TV pilot about high school students who write gay erotic fan fiction about their favorite boy band, is set to have its premiere at SeriesFest in Denver June 23. Broadway stars Matt Doyle, Daniel Quadrino and Tony winner Cady Huffman are among the cast.
Directed by Daniel Schloss, Truth Slash Fiction is written by the Jonathan Larson Grant-winning songwriting team of Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne, with music produced by Luke Moellman. The pilot is inspired by true events and the real women who write what has been dubbed “slash fiction.” The story focuses on 16-year-old Emma, played by Jordyn DiNatale, as she attempts to navigate adolescence before finally finding a place within the unique writers' group.
The pilot features original pop music and fantasy sequences; watch the trailer below:
“Our characters represent what we find so inspiring about slash fiction writers,” says writer Charlie Sohne in a statement. “They're wildly inventive, funny and self-aware, and they maintain their belief in true love and romance, even in the face of the often disappointing reality of what many high school sexual encounters actually are."
The cast also includes Yainis Ynoa, Philippe Arroyo, Sam Varthos, Christy Altomare, Troy Iwata, Magnus Tonning Riise, Tyler Reid, Connor Russell, Melanie Hinkle and Sarah Mezzanotte.
More information can be found at truthslashfiction.com, and inquiries should be directed to Daniel Schloss: firstname.lastname@example.org.