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In a world where people would rather watch your highlight reel on Instagram than get to know the real you, connect through text messages instead of phone calls, date a robot instead of a human being (Seriously, this is happening), and sit on a train ride to work with hundreds of other people and never say one word, is a world that has lost it’s capacity and ability to connect with others. It is a world that is searching, wanting, exploring, and ultimately failing at connecting with something real. Real love, real friendship, real passion, real career, real dreams, real connection, and real moments. Something real is a web-series that will follow the lives of three black millennial women—June, Rossi, and Shayla. These women will fight the biggest of battles, journey the longest of roads, and enjoy the most heartfelt laughs and experiences one can have. They learn what it means to truly become the most authentic versions of themselves and how to choose real when fake seems to be embraced in every avenue of life. Something Real is a story about three black millennial women and the strength it takes to remove the blinders of fake connection in order to embrace what may be hard, what may be harsh, what may be hectic, because in the end it is also healing, worth it, and very very very real. What are we willing to go through in order to have what we say we want? This is the question that is asked in various ways throughout this series.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|June Letto||Female||African American||26-29||June has big natural hair, is jovial, and high-spirited. June experiences a myriad of emotions within this script. Must be able to connect with character and display emotions with much conviction. She is kind-hearted but it often seems like she is people pleasing. She is a twin and her brother Jaxon is the most important person to her. She often seems insecure, and unable to make decisive decisions. She fears that people will get too close and eventually leave her. She fears being abandoned just like she and her twin were abandoned by their mother. So, in an effort to keep people close she doesn't rock the boat.|
|Rossi Andrews||Female||African American||26-29||Rossi can have natural or straight hair. Somewhat of the mother hen of the group. She’s put together, not in a bougie stuck up sense but she is someone who always wants the be the person people come to. Not only because she loves to help and encourage people but because it gives her a sense of worth, security, sanity. When she is helping her she has less time on her hands to worry about her own issues—and Lord Jesus issues she does have. Rossi spends most of her time maintaining a healthy lifestyle through gym workouts, hikes, and healthy eating. She can be seen as pretty bossy and a leader but only because others put her in that space. It’s been three years of no sightings of cancer cells but this year Rossi gets a call from her doctor and it’s almost like she can see exactly what’s going to happen.|
|Shayla Beslaur||Female||African American||25-28||Should have a long weave/straight hair. Although Shayla seems secure, she uses that as a defense from people getting close to her. She was born into foster care and has never truly felt connected to anyone. She is the loudest one, who says whatever is on her mind. She walks to the beat of her own drum. She's got a tender heart filled with love and care once you get past her sassy and sometimes cutthroat attitude.|
|Jaxon Letto||Male||African American||26-29||Jaxon is easy to be around. He is funny, caring, and laidback. He is the epitome of the rose that grows through the concrete. He and his twin sister June have experienced many childhood traumas, but somehow, Jaxon was able to take those challenges and transition them for his good. He loves his job as a standup comedian, and makes the most of his days. He loves adventure and pushes himself to live each moment as if he will never experience it again.|
|Genesis Avery||Male||African American||26-29||Genesis is God's gift to women, or so he likes to think. With an athletic build, and a smile that could probably melt the panties off of any woman he meets, he is the epitome of Heaven on earth. The only issue is, he wants a woman who already belongs to another man--maybe. He is arrogant, sarcastic, somewhat manipulative, and undeniably sexy. He says whatever is on his mind and makes no apologies for who he is and what he wants.|
|Fallon Andrews||Female||African American||35-45||Fallon has been taking care of people for as long as she can remember. As a young mother and wife she put her own desires and hopes aside to be there for her family. She's been more of a mom to Rossi than their own mother has been and she has never griped about it once. Now that she is middle-aged, and going through a divorce, she is embracing herself more than ever. She is smiling more, trying new things, and doing her best to live free every single day.|
|Curtis Mackle||Male||African American||26-32||Curtis is the man K.Michelle talked about in her song," Can't raise a man". He never learned what it meant to love someone or even how to love someone. As a child, he was abandoned by his mother and raised by his uncle. His father died before he was born, and his life has been one single Jenga block stacked on top of the next one. He's determined not to let it all come tumbling down. He wants to love Rossi, and be the man she needs, but his inability to truly connect, and care holds him back every single time.|
|Demarcus Wyles||Male||Any||25-35||Demarcus is the epitome of stable, secure, and wealthy. He is a beta male, there is nothing macho about him. He wants to please his woman, and does everything he can to make it work. He is completely oblivious to the fact that he is not sexy and his desire to be nice and accommodating is actually somewhat of a turnoff for his girlfriend, June. He is the nice guy that definitely finishes last.|