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Stage: Exclusive Online Premiere of ‘Sweet’ Lesbian Love Story


L.A. playwright shares exclusive video of his awarding-winning queer love story Sweet, She for free in efforts to "combat the craziness of these extraordinary times" and spread some love. 

Sweet, She, the short-form stage play about "two women who met, touched pinkies, and fell in love"--a bit ironic now amidst our new reality of social distancing--is premiering on YouTube via an exclusive video link shared with The Advocate by the play's creator, Los Angeles-based actor, screenwriter, and playwright, Jeff Locker.

Sweet, She recently took home the Best Production award at Short+Sweet Hollywood (the world's biggest short play festival cosponsored by NBC Universal) and the play's lead, out queer actress Tamara Perry, nabbed Best Actress honors. Sweet, She was also a finalist for the 2019 National Award for Short Playwriting. The show's other lead role, Perry's character's love interest, is played by dynamic stage actress Frances Brennand Roper, who also just wrapped filming the television series We Were Tomorrow for release later in 2020.

"I actually wrote this piece for longtime friend and former Second City classmate Tamara Perry, but I was too nervous to show it to her because I would've crumbled if she hated it," says Locker with a laugh. "When casting my first show Strings, director Cynthia Levin--not knowing it was actually written for Tamara--sent [Sweet, She] to her, thinking she'd be perfect for the role. Tamara messaged me immediately after in tears, saying it made her want to fall in love--which then left me in tears! Her chemistry with Frances was pure magic. I'm just so grateful this little love story has resonated with folks. And now, two and a half years later, we're developing it into a TV series, which is just a dream."

Watch the entire live performance of Sweet, She here for free:

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