Watch Tessa Thompson In ‘Blue Belle’ Web Series
Blue Belle, based on the true a story of a woman living two lives — one as a high school teacher during the week in Santa Barbara, and the other feeding an adolescent neurosis working weekends in Las Vegas as a prostitute. Already trying to free herself from an addictive pattern started as a teenager, Blue is now being stalked by a student named Marcus, who finds her emails and decides to follow her to Vegas. Marcus, a wheelchair bound paraplegic, tracks his beloved teacher to her other life, dealing with his own problems as he plans to confronts her about why she’s made the choice to sell her body to strangers.
Part of a longer running narrative, the series, Blue Belle now being shown now in 21 three-minute episodes, written and directed by Perry Lang and starring Tessa Thompson, is about a woman’s struggle to bring together two incomplete halves of a very complicated life. Produced by Judy Trotter and also starring Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, Desperate Housewives) Greg Smith (Everwood), with Michael Cassidy (Smallville).
This continuing series, being premiered at SBIFF, was shot in a verite style and is intended for the web — Blue Belle challenges audiences to imagine a new form of cinematic story telling.
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