Comedians Lyle Friedman and Ashley Skidmore won't ignore how awkward life is for twentysomethings in New York City. Their new web series #hotmessmoves features short, Twitter-like episodes (cleverly coined #twebisodes) that capture the embarrassing moments we've all experienced in one form or another. Hashtags like #daddyissues, #sorrynotsorry and #thanksmom are acted out in minute-long clips that feel spontaneous, unscripted and truthful.
"I think anyone can relate to their parents' disapproval, a weird sex-life, dating misfires, doing the Bane voice in a cafe," Friedman said.
"There isn't too much of this around," Skidmore added. "In Girls, Lena Dunham kind of floats despite not having an income. In the world of #hotmessmoves, sometimes, most of the time, you sink."
This unedited realism adds heart (and laughs) to the show. "We love BriTANicK and the quality and pathos of The Outs. This might sound overly ambitious, but we wanted to make a College Humor for everyone outside of the teenage straight boy bracket," said Friedman. "There's an annoying label going around in the industry called 'female content,' and we're like, 'Hey, we're people content, too!' We really want everyone to get honest about the strange stuff that happens to them and the mistakes they make."
A new episode of #hotmessmoves is released every Tuesday and Thursday. Today's Wicked good episode pays homage to one of our favorite Broadway duets.
Check out #sorrynotsorry below and make sure to watch the rest of #hotmessmoves here: