A special blend of online goodness, comedy, drama, musicality and high production values take Jillian Armenante's new webseries offering Kittens in a Cage all the way to town and back. The series was executive produced, directed and written by Armenante, based on the play by Kelleen Conway Blanchard and produced by Dash Arnott. Armenante is an out established Hollywoodite, a seasoned, multi-award winning theatre producer, writer and director. She has appeared as an actor in such films as THE DARK NIGHT RISES, BAD TEACHER and GIRL, INTERRUPTED. She was a series regular on CBS’s JUDGING AMY.
Rebecca Mozo stars as Junie, the vulnerable but passively smart petty criminal who pushes her luck one time too many and lands up in jail, meeting a hot number of comic celebrity cameos on the way, including Tyne Daly (Cagney and Lacey), Planet London fav Jill Bennett (alongside others pulled in via Armenante, such as Joel McHale, Jason Ritter and Amy Brenneman).
Following the adorable if hapless Junie as she enters a strange female prison - both a familiar and totally unexpected setting - and meets a range of interesting, strong female characters (the female version of Hannibal Lecter is played by Armenante herself), Kittens parodies many of the familiar tropes seen in prison shows previously. Then it adds a ukelele and original songs and becomes something else entirely. Happily it includes plenty of queerness, as the romantic story develops between Junie and her cellmate Vicky.
“KITTENS IN A CAGE is an unapologetic comedy, filled with characters who collide in an old school woman’s prison genre,” says Armenante. “It’s bad girls, doing bad things, in bad places.” The series features plenty of original music performed by such artists as Vintage Trouble (Capitol/ Blue Note), Constantine Maroulis (American Idol) and LaToya London (American Idol), giving a lighter hearted spin on the traditional prison dramas and modern day equivalents that it might be compared to.
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