Lovely short film “Hot Mess” celebrates female friendships

Hazel Hayes is an Irish YouTuber and filmmaker, and she recently uploaded this sitcom excerpt called “Hot Mess” on her YouTube channel.

In addition to writing and directing the five-minute video, Hayes also stars as Caitlin, who sets out in the middle of the night to pick up her friend Maria (Andrea Valls). It’s a lovely character study that gets the female friendship dynamic exactly right. I hope Hayes is able to expand it into a full series.

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  1. "I hope the fish are OK"
    "They're absolutely not"

  2. Good short. I feel this line belongs in the cannon of classic movie quotes: "Glitter is like herpes, it never fully goes away."

    Is the Bechdel test applicable here? Asking as a storyteller.

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