Katie Anne Naylon worked as a phone-sex operator. Let’s get that out of the way upfront. From that experience, she co-wrote (alongside star Lauren Miller) the upcoming For A Good Time, Call…: a light bubble-gum comedy that fully embraces the inherent silliness to oohing and ahhing into a phone to make money. The film uses such a wanton backdrop to explore the bond and closeness of a burgeoning female friendship. Guys, for the most part, are a secondary concern in the film – voices over a phone to be exploited for their bank account. It’s a film that attempts to de-stigmatize the ‘lewdness’ of the phone-sex trade – because at the end of the day both parties come out happy, be it sexually or financially. In the eyes of the film – it’s a win-win situation.
In the following interview with Naylon, she discusses her background as a phone-sex operator, the rewriting process on For A Good Time, Call…, and her future projects in development on TV. For the full interview, hit the jump. For A Good Time, Call… opens this Friday.
Katie Anne Naylon:
- 00:00 – Katie Anne Naylon on the co-writing process between her and Lauren Miller
- 00:48 – On the differences between writing for a character based on herself versus a character made up
- 01:13 – On how her advertising background has influenced her approach to screenwriting
- 01:30 – On the rewriting process for For A Good Time, Call…
- 02:15 – On her background as a phone-sex operator
- 03:09 – On future projects – particularly in the television realm