Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star, Rachel Brosnahan is about to add another credit to her résumé, this time behind the camera. She’s teaming up with writer/actor, Corey Camperchioli to adapt his short, Femme into a TV series.
Written by Camperchioli, he stars as Carson, a young gay man struggling to find love in a world of hookup apps. After a romantic encounter rejects him for being too “femme,” he falls into an existential crisis. It’s up to his friends and a fairy drag mother to help him embrace his inner femme.
The short also featured RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Aja as Carson’s fairy drag mother, as well as appearances from Stephanie Hsu, Johnny Sibilly, and Derek Klena. Brosnahan served as EP to the short, and she’ll revive her role for the series, along with director, Alden Peters and Camperchioli.
“After the beautifully positive response to Femme the film, I am thrilled to continue the Femme journey with the fiercely talented Corey Camperchioli,” says Brosnahan. “His singular and powerful voice is an important part of a new generation of barrier breaking storytellers and I’m proud to collaborate with him.”
Although no network has been attached yet, production dates and other details will be announced soon. The original short film, Femme premieres September 21 on Revry.