VIDEO: Gaby Dunn’s Blissfully Dark Comedy Pilot About a Queer Woman and Her Alcoholic Dad

This weekend, digital production studio New Form debuted three new pilots at the 2017 Austin Film Festival, including Gaby Dunn’s Love Me Do, a dark comedy about a queer woman whose alcoholic father moves in with her after getting out of rehab. There’s nothing we love more around here than biting humor about tragic things (seriously there isn’t), so we’re already in love with this and hoping for more. You’ll also recognize Julie Lake (Angie from Orange is the New Black) and our very own Brittani Nichols playing a cop.

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Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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