Metro Sexual, a mockumentary series for 9Now and 9Go, commences filming

Filming is about to commence for short-form comedy series, Metro Sexual, a mockumentary format said to be similar to Parks and Recreation.

The announcement:

Brand new short-form comedy series Metro Sexual will commence filming in Melbourne tomorrow, Thursday July 4.

The 8 x 10 minute comedy series for 9Now and 9Go! sees revered and hilarious stand-up comedian Geraldine Hickey (RRR ‘Breakfasters’, Tonightly) team up with up-and-coming actor/producer Riley Nottingham (Toybox, Gillagan’s Island: The Musical) as clinician colleagues in the disaster-prone Metro Sexual Health Clinic.

Filmed in a mockumentary format similar to Parks and Recreation, the series will follow the lives of sardonic and seemingly-aloof Stephanie (Geraldine Hickey) and bubbly, customer service-driven Langdon (Riley Nottingham), as they navigate government cuts, crab outbreaks and schoolies seasons.

The clinic’s well-meaning but predominantly useless receptionist Gwen is played by rising actress/comedian Urvi Majumdar (RAW Comedy, That’s What She Said), while Rebecca Massey (Utopia, The Letdown, Black Bitch) plays a ball-busting superior from the Department of Health.

There will be cameos from the likes of Clayton Jacobson (Kenny, Animal Kingdom), who plays a bikie leader, and Jo Stanley, who plays an over-sharing radio host.

Other guest appearances include Ryan Shelton, Joel Creasey, Toby Truslove, John Flaus, Candy Bowers, Brenda Palmer, David Patterson and David Tulk.

Humdrum Comedy producer Nicholas Kraak said: “From day one we’ve wanted to use Metro Sexual to start a conversation about sexual health. Humdrum Comedy is thrilled to be making this bitesize series with big laughs and an even bigger heart.”

Metro Sexual is a Humdrum Comedy production for 9Go! and 9Now. Principal production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria. Financed with support from Screen Queensland with Yarraville Club, SKYN® and KNOBBY UNDERWEAR.

Source: Black and White Publicity press release


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