written & created by JULIA LINDON
directed by TAYLOR LEE NAGEL
“Lady Liberty” is a coming-of-age and coming out half-hour comedy-drama following Shea Miller (played by creator/writer, Julia Lindon), a 20-something aspiring comedian/current assistant to a famous comedian, as she learns to claim her queerness and redefine herself.
Shea is caught between conflicting identities: the nice Jewish girl her friends and family have always known, the up-and-coming comic she wants her boss to see, and the confident queer gal she desperately wants to be.
Inspired by the real-life events of Julia Lindon, Lady Liberty explores identity, queerness, vulnerability, ambition, fear, and belonging with humor, heart, and a healthy dose of humiliation.
Julia Lindon is a writer, comedian, actor, and producer. Lady Liberty is inspired by her own coming out journey and ongoing attempt to find her comedic voice.
Acting in Comedy Central’s Detroiters and working on the production team of Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart motivated Julia to co-create Kill Me Now, a goofy comedic web series, and co-host Happy Campers, the ultimate summer camp-themed podcast. But it was launching her career as an NBC page, then learning the ropes of the industry as Jason Sudeikis’ assistant, that inspired Julia to create the show she wished had existed — a comedic and heartfelt exploration of coming out in one’s mid-twenties, navigating assistant life, and celebrating the fact that life is just one dang learning experience after another.
Taylor LEE Nagel
Taylor Lee Nagel is a film director, producer, and co-founder of Raw Milk Films. She produces and directs both fiction and non-fiction content.
Along with her collaborators at Raw Milk Films, Nagel is currently in post-production on a feature documentary, 68 Whiskey. Nagel's previous projects include a documentary web series, Run Carlos Run, which chronicled a Mexican immigrant’s journey across America as well as two narrative shorts: LETHE (directed by Leo Claussen) and THERE ARE NO BROTHERS HERE (directed by Emma Findlen LeBlanc). Nagel is currently an Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America. She has a B.A. in political science from Barnard College.
BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Friday May 31 8:15PM at Triplex 2
Saturday June 1st 9:00AM at Beacon 1
INSIDE OUT FESTIVAL - TORONTO, CA
Saturday June 1st 4:45PM TIFF Lightbox
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Monday, April 29 8:00PM at Village East Cinema // World Premiere Screening
Saturday, May 4 8:00PM at Regal Battery Park Stadium 11
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