Canadian Television Climaxes With New Comedy Series G-Spot
March 9, 2005 – Toronto, Canada –The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Movie Central (Western Canada) present the broadcast premiere of G-Spot, a sexy new home-grown comedy series, on Monday, April 25 at 10 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. MT.
Executive produced by Robert Lantos of Serendipity Point Films and Laszlo Barna of Barna-Alper Productions, G-Spot is an eight-part contemporary comedy series created, written by and starring Brigitte Bako (The Mind of the Married Man, New York Stories, Red Shoe Diaries).
G-Spot follows the trials and tribulations of Gigi (Brigitte Bako), a 30-something actress in Hollywood whose early roles in critically-acclaimed films have since given way to an ever-growing repertoire of late-night B-movies. Originally from Montréal and now living in Los Angeles, Gigi is determined to make an all-out comeback – in her career, and with love.
“As absurd as Gigi’s life is, it sometimes parallels my own life, just like every writer who is inspired by her own experiences”, says Brigitte Bako, creator, writer and star of G-Spot. “The series tells the story of a woman who finds success, loses it all and then has to find it again in an effort to redefine herself as an actress, a friend, and a woman.”
Gigi’s highs and lows with work, money, sex, men and fame in Los Angeles are shared and celebrated with her group of quirky friends – Stella (Heather Hanson, The Chris Isaak Show), a mostly-out-of-work actress who’s age obsessed; Francesca (Kristin Lehman, Judging Amy), a costume designer with a fondness for codeine; and Roxy (Kimberly Huie, Deep Impact), a single mom whose pre-teen daughter is wise beyond her age.
“Sexy, funny and they don’t take themselves too seriously – these are the charms of the characters in G-Spot,” says Michelle Marion, Director, Canadian Independent Production, Astral Television Networks. “This series puts a new batch of talented Canadians up on the screen and is the type of confident, risk-taking programming that pay-TV viewers have come to expect from both Canadian and foreign originals.”
“This boundary-pushing comedy series will surprise and entertain viewers,” says Shelley Gillen, Director of Creative Affairs, Movie Central. “The show is funny, edgy and provocative, delving into the lives of four sexy, smart and single women in Hollywood, where being 30-something is considered ‘over the hill’.”