Synopsis: Nice Girl Jenny Heitz (Stephanie Hsu, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) is an aspiring journalist, relegated to penning celebrity tabloid stories while dreaming of her first big investigative break. But when an anonymous Internet stalker develops a sinister obsession with her work, she finds herself at the center of a story that no one seems willing to hear. After a cop (David Krumholtz, The Deuce) dismisses her plea for help, Jenny and her hacker roommate Lisa (Irene Morales, Labor Days) seek their own brand of justice. Predator becomes prey in this cathartic and irreverent feminist comedy. Also starring Janeane Garofalo (SNL, Wet Hot American Summer). Directed by Amanda Lundquist, Co-Directed and Written by Becky Scott
Irene Morales (Lisa)
Janeane Garofalo (Cheryl)
David Krumholtz (Cop)
We set out to make ASKING FOR IT firm in our belief that laughter goes best with a side of emotional catharsis. As part of one group, among many, who stand to be shortchanged and compromised by a flawed system, we reflect on and take to task the absurdities of the water in which we all swim. Edgy, thrilling, hilarious, and with a heart of pure molten gold, ASKING FOR IT will make you laugh, cry, and leave the theater with a thrumming desire to punch your haters in the mouth.
Amanda Lundquist – really you know the new year FestivalAmanda Lundquist directs character-driven comedies. ASKING FOR IT is her second feature. Her first feature, PINSKY, a dark comedy about a queer, first-generation slacker, premiered at the Moscow International Film Festival, won “Best Narrative Feature” at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and was distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures in 2019. It is currently streaming on Amazon. She lives in Brooklyn and is a member of Film Fatales and the Alliance of Women Directors. When she’s not directing, she works as an editor for television. She is committed to gender and racial parity in the film industry and believes that self-representation and inclusive collaboration is the future of the independent film community.
Becky Scott —Becky Scott is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Before pivoting to a career in screenwriting and film, Becky spent a year covering pop-culture for a digital media site in Manhattan. Becky is primarily interested in writing dark, absurd, and unforgiving comedies about the social reality of our time. She is represented by John Zaozirny of Bellevue Productions and Danny Toth of Gersh.
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