The web series 37 Problems is described as “a raunchy new series about fertility and growing up.” A 37-year-old screenwriter (played by creator and director Lisa Ebersole) has career aspirations of Sundance, and wants to borrow $10,000 from her mother to finish the project. Her mom gives her the money, but wants her to use it to freeze her eggs. Panic and hilarity ensue, with a cast of eccentric characters like an elderly ex, her father’s ghost, a charming fertility doctor and a kooky editor who lives in a garage with his daughter. This unlikely comedy touches on fertility, ambivalence toward parenthood, and what it means to really “have it all.” In an extremely crowded webosphere, Ebersole seems like an emerging voice worth keeping an eye on. Binge watch the NSFW series on 37 Problems and on Vimeo.
Lisa Ebersole is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker, whose plays have been produced Off-Broadway and regionally. Her films include the feature adaptation of Brother and the short film Puddin’. 37 Problems is her first web series and has been selected for Austin Film Festival, Brooklyn Web Fest, and the Hollyweb Festival. She took time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions about Lena Dunham, fertility and Obamacare. (more…)
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