Daniel Garber talks with Kelly McCormack about her new film Sugar Daddy

Posted in Canada, Coming of Age, Feminism, Music, Politics, Psychology, Sex, Sex Trade, Toronto, Women by CulturalMining.com on April 2, 2021

Hi, this is Daniel Garber at the Movies for culturalmining.com and CIUT 89.5 FM.

Darren is a small town girl with big city ambitions. She left her divorced mom and adoring sister behind for a music career in Toronto. She found a gaggle of artists to hang with and an apartment-mate who has a crush on her. She earns her rent at a catering job. But when, in a Dickensian plot turn,  she’s caught taking home leftover sandwiches —  she finds herself fired, broke, starving, and nearly homeless. What to do? She signs onto a service where she’s paid to go on public dates with much older, much richer men. This solves her money deficit… but what about her career and sense of self worth? Will Darren’s new arrangements lead to success? Or is she doomed to failure as an artist on the payroll of a “sugar daddy”?

Sugar Daddy is a coming-of-age feature about a young woman discovering her self worth, and what her youth, body, and talent will fetch on the open market. The film is written, produced by and starring Toronto-based writer, musician, actor, and artist Kelly McCormack. Kelly has made her mark on stage and screen — you’ve probably seen her as Betty Anne on LetterKenny as well as parts on Ginny and Georgia on Netflix and the upcoming A League of their Own on Amazon. 

I spoke with Kelly via Zoom in Toronto. I previously interviewed her along with Alec Toller in 2014 about her off-beat film Play: the Movie.

Sugar Daddy premiered at the Canadian Film Festival on April 1st, and opens on VOD, beginning April 6th, 2021.

Daniel Garber talks with Kelly McCormack and Alec Toller about their new film PLAY: THE FILM

Posted in Acting, Canada, comedy, Cultural Mining, Movies, Screwball Comedy, Theatre, Women by CulturalMining.com on March 21, 2014
This is Daniel Garber at the Movies for culturalmining.com and CIUT 89.5 FM. 
 

Toller McCormack Play the MovieOK folks, listen closely: there’s a new movie, called Play: the Film starring “play” actors who play actors in a play.

Got that? The screenplay was written by an actor (Kelly McCormack) who plays an actor in the movie. But, in the movie, the play is written by two other actors, and the final version by the director — that’s the director in the movie, not the movie’s Play the Film Posterdirector (Alec Toller). And the play’s director rewrites the script because he wants to turn it into a TV movie. So an actor takes revenge.
Understand? I didn’t think so. But don’t worry.
Play: the Film is premiering this Saturday at 4:15 pm at the Royal Cinema as part of the Canadian Film Festival. I speak with the movie’s writer-producer-actor Kelly McCormack and director Alec Toller who explain it all…
UPDATE: PLAY: the Film won “People’s Pick for Best Flick” at the Canadian Film Fest!
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