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BIG MEN, LITTLE WOMEN
(NOT A PORNO)

written by Peter Fluet
directed by JJ Mayes

A family of good standing but of reasonable means
from Concord, Massachusetts, 1868, finds itself
transported to Echo Park, California, 2013.

7 Episodes
Original Run: 3 Eps, 4/27/13 - 5/11/13
Playoffs Run: 4 Eps, 6/29/13 - 7/20/13

CAST

Matthew Merchant

Matt (Eps. 1-7)

Peter Fluet

Peter (Eps. 1-7)
Superclutch (Ep. 5)

Brian Frates

Brian (Eps. 1, 3 & 6-7)

Alyssa Preston

Marmee (Eps. 1-2 & 4-7)

Pat Towne

Aunt Josephine (Eps. 1-7)

Heather Schmidt

Jo (Eps. 1-7)

Paula Rhodes

Beth (Eps. 1-6)

Natasha Norman

Meg (Eps. 1, 3 & 5-7)

Julia Griswold

Amy (Eps. 1-7)

Matt Valle

Laurie (Eps. 2-7)

Jaime Robledo

Jaime (Ep. 2)

Fergus Intemann

Fergus (Eps. 2-4 & 6-7)

Carrie Keranen

Carrie (Ep. 3)

Rebecca Larsen

Becka (Ep. 3)

Cj Merriman

Cj (Ep. 3)

Marianne Davis

Amy 2 (Ep. 3)

Paul Plunkett

Paul (Eps. 3 & 5)

Tifanie McQueen

Tif (Eps. 3 & 5)

Victor Isaac & KJ Middlebrooks

Club Guys (Ep. 3)

Renly

Renly (Ep. 4)

Abraham Benrubi

Pa (Eps. 5-7)

Bruno Oliver

Security Guard (Ep. 5)

Mandi Moss

Mandi (Ep. 7)

Michael Holmes

Michael (Ep. 7)

Jaime Robledo

Jaime (Ep. 7)

Victor Isaac

Joe, the Retired Scooter Cop (Ep. 7)

Terry Tocantins

Kenneth, the Retired Scooter Cop (Ep. 7)

EPISODE ONE (4/27/13)
Video by David LM McIntyre
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  It's Beth's birthday, and she's absolutely overwhelmed by the gifts her family bestows upon her, including a bag of limes.  Jo even sold her hair to get her dear sister a gift... much to the bewilderment of Jo's 21st century husband, who owns three Office Depots.


The party is interrupted by a base vulgarity which creates much distress for the ladies.

Clockwise from bottom left: Heather Schmidt ("Jo"), Paula Rhodes ("Beth"), Natasha Norman ("Meg"), Pat Towne ("Aunt Josephine"), Alyssa Preston ("Marmee"), Julia Griswold ("Amy") Jo has sold her hair to buy Beth a bag of limes.  Peter (Peter Fluet) is flummoxed. Big man. Little woman.  Not trick photography. Beth and Aunt Josephine.

EPISODE TWO (5/4/13)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez


Beth and Marmee come to grips with Beth's use of modern slang
while Aunt Josephine works her will as she sees fit.

Amy (Julia Griswold) and Jaime (Jaime Robledo). Laurie (Matt Valle), another import from the 18th century. Amy and her new boyfriend Fergus (Fergus Intemann). The family reacts as they always do.

EPISODE THREE (5/11/13)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  As Jo enjoys writing on her new laptop and Beth earns the sympathy and respect of hard-edged Tiff, Amy continues her courtship of Fergus... and Aunt Josephine is slipped a pot brownie and proceeds to live it up.  Meanwhile, Laurie is unimpressed with Peter's lack of traditional manliness.  Meg meets Peter's shockingly trashy sisters, but ultimately Meg and Peter begin to form a genuinely close bond.


At the end of a strange date, Meg and Peter realize they
have a lot more in common than they originally thought.

Tiff (Tifanie McQueen) and Beth (Paula Rhodes), at first enemies, come to respect and support one another. Meg (Natasha Norman), Laurie (Matt Valle) and Peter (Peter Fluet) in the car, as Laurie boasts of his manly pursuits. What are Peter's pursuits? "Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica..." "These are manly pursuits?" "...No." Fergus (Fergus Intemann) and Amy (Julia Griswold) offer Aunt Josephine (Pat Towne) a questionable pastry. Laurie meets Peter's trashy sister Becka (Rebecca Larsen).

PLAYOFFS - ROUND ONE!
EPISODE FOUR (6/29/13)
Video by Ed Goodman
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Spoiled brat Amy goes too far, and Beth, in a surprising show of strength, attacks her... after which she weakens once more.


Beth has had it with the antics of spoiled brat Amy and takes matters
into her own hands to resolve the conflict, scarlet fever be damned!

Amy (far L) insists she will continue to see Fergus. (L-R: Julia Griswold, Fergus Intemann, Heather Schmidt, Alyssa Preston, Paula Rhodes & Pat Towne) Beth (Paula Rhodes) Laurie (Matt Valle) and Marmie (Alyssa Preston) Matt (Matthew Merchant), Marmee (Alyssa Preston) & Peter (Peter Fluet)

PLAYOFFS - ROUND TWO!
EPISODE FIVE (7/6/13)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Amy decides to read the diaries of her family members and learn their secrets.  She finds that Jo and Matt have decided to live together without getting married (GASP!), Marmie and Pa have intercourse (SHOCKING!), Aunt Josephine relies on prunes (UGH), and much more.  In Laurie's diary, she finds that he's planning on separating all the "little women" from their suitors so that he can "take" them all.  Not having any clue what "take" means in this context, Amy wonders where he will take them, and hopes he'll take her first.


Amy reads everyone's diaries in order to gather information for blackmail.

Amy (Julia Griswold) reads her family's diaries. Matt (Matthew Merchant) and Jo (Heather Schmidt) are planning to co-habitate... unmarried. Aunt Josephine (Pat Towne) gives us TMI on her use of prunes. Marmie (Alyssa Preston) and Pa (Abraham Benrubi) in a loving embrace.

PLAYOFFS - ROUND THREE!
EPISODE SIX (7/13/13)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Aaron Francis

SUMMARY:  Pa, upon learning from Amy of the various romances his daughters have gotten up to, puts his foot down - but is quickly made to feel like a heel.  And Peter, having learned that Meg's left him because of Laurie's lies and manipulation, challenges Laurie to a duel.  Meanwhile, Jo learns that her book has been rejected by publisher after publisher, because it's already been written by somebody else... who was this Louisa May Alcott?


The meta-textual truth of our story is revealed!

Amy tattles on Beth, and Pa forbids her to see Brian again. (L-R: Paula Rhodes, Heather Schmidt, Abraham Benrubi, Julia Griswold & Alyssa Preston) Tif shames Pa, and also her spineless husband Paul. (L-R: Paul Plunkett, Tifanie McQueen, Paula Rhodes & Abraham Benrubi) Amy is upset to be punished by having her ribbons, buttons and limes taken away and given to Beth. The family has an existential crisis when they find out that somebody named "Louisa May Alcott" has written a book about them. (L-R: Natasha Norman, Heather Schmidt, Jullia Griswold, Pat Towne & Paula Rhodes)

PLAYOFFS - ROUND FOUR!
EPISODE SEVEN (7/20/13)
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Peter prepares for his duel with Laurie as all the men sadly pine for the March women who have left them due to Laurie's machinations.  The duel is nearly broken up by Kenny and Joe, The Incredible (Former) Scooter Cops, but things get out of hand.  As the duel finally begins, Jo rushes in... and is accidentally shot by Laurie.  Even worse: the March family learns that they cannot stay in 21st century Echo Park.  They must return to Concord in 1868... or they will all die.

Peter (Peter Fluet) and Meg (Natasha Norman) before the duel. Meg confronts Laurie as Amy and Jo look on. (L-R: Natasha Norman, Matt Valle, Julia Griswold & Heather Schmidt) It's the Incredible (Former) Scooter Cops, Joe and Kenneth, here to break up the duel! (L-R: Mandi Moss, Victor Isaac, Terry Tocantins & Matt Valle) Jo (Heather Schmidt) is caught in the crossfire, and dies in Matt's (Matthew Merchant) arms.