A reclusive nerd discovers self-confidence by starting a successful escort service with her three best friends.
Project - TV Pilot
Director - Michelle Cutolo
Writer/Creator - Misha Calvert
Production Company - Trigger Creative
Strut explores women who love what they do and are empowered by their bodies. Unlike the dark, morose takes on the sex industry that we've seen a lot of in film and television, my team and I sought to look at things from a more light hearted perspective, giving voice to the women who enjoyed their time in a "taboo" occupation. As a comedy, our show dismantles the shame and ostracization that comes with the territory of being a sexually explorative woman. This is a show about breaking apart patriarchy and giving women a new image.
During the filming process, I had the opportunity to work with four strong, independent characters and the talented actresses that played them. One of my favorite moments on set was watching Eddie's character evolve and grow. I believe that her evolution will inspire audience members to feel secure about themselves and not give in to normative ideas of beauty. The cherry on top was witnessing Eddie's dynamic reaction to someone calling her "gorgeous" and actually believing it. I hope that her reaction will be mirrored in all our female audience members.