Sex Love and Lies
Sex Love and Lies is a comedic short film that explores the communication patterns of a click of young people struggling to find love in Los Angeles. Their patterns of communication have trapped them into a mild depression known as the Doomsloop. More specifically, the Doomsloop is defined as a situation in which an individual dates the same type of person over and over again, while expecting a different outcome.
History and Purpose:
The film is written and directed by David Velo Stewart. It is produced by Sumby Kuti and Jessica Rich, in association with Socialite Behavior owner, Lashonda “Tropikana” Hatch. The origins of the film are rooted in a private social event hosted by Hatch. During the event, guests were invited to taste three types of alcoholic drinks. The three beverages were named Sex, Love and Lie. After the first event and later combined with various loft parties, Stewart adapted these unique social events into making Sex Love and Lie it’s own drinking game. This drinking game is the subplot for the film. The ultimate purpose of this short film is to raise the necessary financing to make Sex Love and Lies a feature film.
Jessica Rich portrays Kourtney Scott an energetic socialite and Kennedy’s best friend from middle school. Kourtney and Sebastian are involved in an on-again-off-again secret relationship. Because of the back and forth nature of their relationship, it is hard to determine if Kourtney is Angry or Love Sick. Doomsloop: She falls in Love with Jerks who do nice things.
Christina Ly portrays Kenndy Sanders the artist and mother hen of the group. She is in a mid-twenties crisis and blames Sex and Alcohol for all of her damaged relationships. Doomsloop: She is only attracted to men with Tattoos, Goatees and Southern Accents.
Vasilios Pavlakis portrays Mark Golshan the successful entrepreneur and player. Crazy women love Mark and he is an alpha male with a very sexist demeanor. Doomsloop: He only falls in love with women with blond hair.
Lamorne Morris portrays Sebastian “Bash” Washington the real estate owner who collects rent for a living. Bash is a millionaire but lives a very modest life. He drives a regular car and stays in a regular apartment. However, he is known to spend an exuberant amount of money on the women he dates. He is afraid of commitment and he considers his relationship with Kourtney to be a love affair between a Sadist and a Masochistic. Doomsloop: The women he dates must have beautiful feet.
Janice Rich portrays The Waitress (Melanie Travis) who is always tired and wants to go home. She works two other jobs and is very pragmatic about relationships. Melanie hates technology and doesn’t even own a computer. Doomsloop: A man must be romantic and treat her like a lady.
David Velo Stewart is the Executive producer of Trillvision.com and Hiphopbattle.com. He is an independent filmmaker who has produced the films “Hip Hop 4 Life” and “Hip Hop Life”, which can both be found in Blockbuster, Netflix and other major retailers.
Jessica Rich’s break came in 2008 when she landed placement on VH1’s reality series “Real Chance of Love.” Since then Rich has been featured on productions such as “Law and Order,” “Salt,” “Brooklyn’s Finest,” “Lottery Ticket,” and “Notorious.”
Lamorne Morris has shown off his acting chops in several award-winning independent films and shorts including “April Fools” (Code Black), “One Word” (Panel Select at Cannes) and voiceover work for animated comedy Urban Group Squirrels. Currently Morris can be seen in various commercials including State Farm, Taco Bell, Miller Lite, Las Vegas, Sprint, Edge and many others.
Christina Ly was previously a contestant on “Real Chance of Love” and “I Love Money 2”. Since then, Ly has earned roles in features films such as “Janky Promoters” and “Next Day Air”.
Vasilios Pavlakis lived in New York City for eight years and attended some classes at Stella Adler before deciding to move to California to pursue his dream. He has worked on web series, voice over projects and is featured in the film “Brando Unauthorized”.
Janice Rich was discovered in a “Labor day” YouTube video with her daughter, Jessica Rich. She is a very talented actress and Sex Love and Lies is her first official film project.