Bi The Way is a 'dramedy' web series about a woman who isn't a lesbian but her girlfriend is.
Comparing the differences and similarities with dating men to dating women for Lola is like comparing apples to oranges. Lola is a bisexual woman who is the produce manager of a grocery store and has recently re-entered the dating market. Lead by original music, prop symbolism and quirky dialogue, we watch Lola work through her process and find her way.
Please help us bring our project to fruition by voting for us. Thanks!
Adam is a software developer who works for Macintosh Computers in a small office cubical close to Lola's work. He has been offered an amazing job opportunity in New York City where his new swanky office window would overlook the big apple. The only problem is that Lola is the apple of his eye. Kinsey Scale: 0
Lola is a produce manager of a grocery store who is decisionally challenged whether it's as simple as choosing between apples or oranges or as complex as choosing to date men or date women. She's sexy [ties a cherry stem knot with her tongue]. Also funny [slips on a banana peel]. She can bake[makes apple pie]. And she tries hard to be smart [analyzes nutritional content of oranges and socially conscious sources oranges to sustainable orange grove in the tropics]. Kinsey Scale: 3
Ginelle is an aspiring artist as well as a barista at the cafe next to the grocery store where Lola works at. She often feels like she is the orange sheep of the family. She reminds Lola that when life hands you lemons, make orange juice. Life will be all like whaaaaat? Kinsey Scale: 6
Chad is Lola's flamboyant friend. He is also her co-worker at the grocery store by day and a talented modern dancer by night. No one laughs harder at his own jokes than his own self. He can seriously drive everyone bananas at times, but you can't help but love the guy. Kinsey Scale: 4
Jess is Lola's unemployed, hippy sister. She would give Lola the bra off her back, in fact, she already has. She thinks of herself as a 'lipstick lesbian' ever since that kiss ‘one time’ while on E, but in reality she is more like the cherry chap-stick version. Kinsey Scale: 2
Marcus is Adam's geeky co-worker. He turned his old blueberry Mac into a fish tank for tropical fish. Kinsey Scale: 1
Becca is Ginelle's rebellious BFF, however, years ago they used to be a pair. She owns a landscaping business called ‘Yardcore’. She will gladly tend to your bushes and shake your trees. Kinsey Scale: 5
SCENE 1 / EXT. BACKYARD: [Lola V.O. begins.] 7 year old Lola. Zooms in on her face as she smiles revealing a yellow lemon peel in her mouth. SCENE 2 / EXT. BACKYARD: Lola and Jess in a hammock. Lola ties a knot in a cherry stem using just her tongue before her sister can.
Scene 3 - At the grocery store, Lola slips on a banana in the produce section. Co-worker Chad looks to see if she’s alright but mostly just laughs. Scene 4 - Lola bakes an apple pie. Adam comes to look in the oven.
SCENE 5 / INT. OFFICE: Lola sitting at a messy computer desk researching oranges. Ginelle comes into the shot at the doorway, Lola spins around in her chair, gets up and goes to her in the doorway where they kiss. SCENE 6 / INT. OFFICE: 30 year old Lola. Zooms in on her face as she smiles revealing a yellow lemon peel in her mouth. [Lola V.O. ends.] TITLE CARD: By The Way / MUSIC / INTRO SCENES: Montage of close-ups. People of various sizes, age, colour, etc., with a produce item juxtapose that represents them. / CREDITS
Scene 6 - Lola is in a daze stocking produce and misses the announcement over the store speakers about needing a clean up on one of the aisles. Her co-worker Chad mimics the announcement using a banana. Scene 7 - Ginelle is buying a ton of oranges for her art project. Adam runs notices her as one of Lola’s friends. Brief conversation between Ginelle and Adam and he gets an invite to her art exhibition. Adam picks out a couple apples.
Scene 8 - Adam invites Lola over. He mentions he ran into Lola’s friend and got invited to her art show. While eating an apple, he reaches into his pocket for the flyer and Lola steals a bite of his apple. Turns into first their kiss. Scene 9 - Ginelle invites Lola over to taste test her punch she will be making for her art gallery opening night. One glass, two straws. Lots of flirty banter. Turns into first their kiss.
SCENE 14 / INT. OFFICE CUBICALS: Conversation between Adam and his co-worker Marcus which is mostly regarding Lola. DETAIL: Apple Computers SCENE 15 / INT. CAFE: Conversation between Ginelle and her BFF Becca which is mostly regarding Lola. DETAIL: Orange Pekoe Tea SCENE 16 / TEXTING
SCENE 17 / INT. VEHICLE - EXT. STREET: Jess and Lola get lost finding the art gallery. The GPS voice is not helping. Instead, they are guided by a rainbow sticker on the car in front of them. DETAIL: Cherries hanging from rear view mirror. SCENE 18 / INT. GALLERY: High drama night involving all characters. MUSIC
SCENE 21 / INT. BEDROOM: Lola accidentally sleeps in. She panics and rushes to get ready and out the door so she is not late for work. SCENE 22 / INT. KITCHEN: Lola hesitates to choose an apple or an orange from the fruit basket. She is confronted with a decision symbolizing the direction of her life, setting the stage for the episodes in Season 1. MUSIC / CREDITS
Photo Cherry Bomb Jess's Profile Pic Drama / Most expensive lemonade stand almost gets Lola fired / Chad's dance performance / After painting their nails orange, things heat up for Lola and Ginelle / After hours shopping cart race / Adam gets ready to move to New York