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“Corner Booth” is a webserial that was inspired by many water-cooler conversations about “Sex and the City”, and follows the lives of five single New York women, along with their careers, loves, and pets. You’ll see similarities to “Sex and the City” in the girls’ lust for fashion and shoe fetishes, but you’ll also find things that were glaringly absent in the HBO series. The “Sex and the City” girls were all white, well-to-do, and never took public transportation-and represented maybe 4% of the New York City population. In “Corner Booth,” Noelle is African-American, Graciela is Latina, and Kyoko is Japanese-American (and gay). None of the girls can afford Manolos at full price, and they all live real, subway-taking New York lives, which include bargain hunting and living outside of Manhattan, two things that the women of SATC found anathema. “Corner Booth” represents not only a new generation of single women, but a new demographic as well; one that more truly reflects the colors, flavors, and frustrations of life in New York City.
Jennifer Anthony has a MFA in writing from Spalding University. She works at a non-profit think tank to support her travel and volunteering habits. More about her can be found on her website: http://www.jenniferanthony.net/.
What has happened so far…
Allison and Kyoko are both reeling from painful breakups: Allison’s husband left her for a woman who owns a cheese shop, and Kyoko’s ex-girlfriend has already started dating someone else. Meanwhile, Noelle has landed the lead in an Off-Broadway show called “McDonalds: The Musical” and is love with a guy named Lance who lives in her building. Unfortunately, Lance is engaged, which leaves Noelle both plotting to steal him and seducing hot waiters. Graciela is engaged to her long time boyfriend, Rickey, and is planning her wedding, much to the chagrin of the ever cynical Roxie, who finds herself helping Graciela with all the plans. Graciela, meanwhile, is playing cupid with Roxie and Javier, a long time friend of Graciela and Rickey. Though Javier sincerely likes Roxie, Roxie is standoffish and sometimes cold, prompting Javier to wonder whether or not he should continue to pursue a relationship with her. But once again, Graciela intervenes, forcing Roxie to think hard about what she wants and give Javier a fair chance…
Will Allison and Kyoko move on? Will Noelle steal Lance for herself? Will “McDonalds: The Musical” be a big hit? Will Graciela hit a snag in her wedding plans? Will Roxie finally give in to Javier? YOU decide!
Roxie is cynical, sardonic and quick witted. She works as a junior editor in a publishing house. She rarely dates other than fix-ups that her friends arrange, which she begrudgingly goes on. She has a pet parrot who likes to insult people.
Graciela is a spunky Latina who sings in a Salsa band by night. Of all the characters, hers is the sunniest attitude. She is known for her warm smile and her optimism. She is engaged to marry her boyfriend, Rickey. She has a dog named Socrates, who is both curious and unpredictable.
Noelle is snobby, seductive and extremely Francophile. She is an African-American actress who works in an upscale Madison Avenue jewelry store, and has landed a role in an off-Broadway musical. He has numerous affairs with men she attracts. She has a white cat named Jax.
Allison is a sweet, displaced Southern Belle and divorcee who loves two things: cheese and her pet Yorkie, who she named Mitchie after Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind. She is old fashioned and often pines for her past, when she had many suitors visiting her at her family’s antebellum mansion.
Kyoko is a lesbian and a lawyer with a non-profit. She has a great sense of humor and often mediates between the other girls. She has a pet iguana that she inherited after breaking up with her last girlfriend. She is frequently stressed and her nerves are often fried, but she always maintains a smile, no matter how frazzled.