HOLLYWOUNDED IS A BRUTALLY HONEST, RAUNCHY COMEDY OF ERRORS ABOUT A HOPEFUL YOUNG WOMAN AS SHE ATTEMPTS TO MAKE IT IN A TOWN WHERE EVERYONE IS FAKING IT.
HI, I’m SHANNON (25), and I’m a screenwriter. Or at least, that’s the goal and I have every intention of making this town my bitch. Of course, it’s a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I guess it doesn’t help that I work for one of Hollywood’s biggest talent agents, who also happens to be a sadistic sociopath who gets off on making my life miserable. Or that entertainment is a male-dominated industry making it difficult for young women like myself to be taken seriously. Or the fact that my love life is like a revolving door of fuckboys, the next more fucked up than the one before. Not to mention, this superficial town is seething with soul-sucking vampires, itching to get another taste. Regardless, I refuse to let anyone or anything get in the way of my life plan. That’s what I keep telling myself. But when you live in a town with so many distractions, it’s hard not to get sidetracked. Plus, a girl’s got to have a little fun…
“TO MOST PEOPLE IN HOLLYWOOD, I’M AN ANOMALY — I DON’T DRINK. I’M NOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. IN A SEA OF PLATINUM, MY RED HAIR STICKS OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB. AND I’M A PROUD MEMBER OF THE ITTY-BITTY-TITTY-COMMITTEE.”
EVERYONE THINKS PRETTY GIRLS HAVE IT EASY, BUT HOW DO YOU SURVIVE IN A TOWN THAT IS CONSTANTLY TRYING TO SCREW YOU?
When I first arrive to Tinseltown, I’m like a fish out of water. Luckily, three weeks into my move, I meet DES (28), at a pool party. We were both standing in line for the women’s restroom. It was love at first sight. We clicked instantly, bonding over our mutually crude and sarcastic sense of humor. He decided to take me under his wing and the two of us have been inseparable ever since.
DES is a performer who’s lived in Los Angeles his entire life. When he isn’t running around town going on auditions, he’s either performing in a drag show at a gay club in WeHo, driving Uber, delivering for Postmates or dressing up as SKYE — a female escort for all those wealthy, unhappily married men so deep in the closet they’re finding Christmas presents.
Jamel King is an actor, model, dancer and songwriter hailing from New York.
“DES AND I ARE LIKE ROMEO AND JULIETTE — WITHOUT THE SUICIDAL MELODRAMA AND IF ROMEO WAS A CROSS-DRESSER FROM ORANGE COUNTY.”
THE SOCIAL MEDIA DOUCHE
TREY (25), is your typical influencer — seems to have his shit together, but much like his Instagram, it’s all a façade. He’s a selfish, emotionally-stunted narcissist — you know, the type to make love to his own reflection. Trey operates on impulse, repeatedly disappearing for weeks on end only to show up at my door in the dead of night, intoxicated, wearing nothing but boxers and a trench coat. As he lays there, passed out on my bed, I’m often left scratching my head, struggling to figure out how the hell he keeps getting into the building at 4 a.m. without a key.
Marc Haynes is an actor and recording artist based out of Los Angeles, California.
“WHEN IT COMES TO TREY, I JUST ASSUME EVERYTHING HE SAYS IS BULLSHIT."
"I DID THINGS A CASUAL HOOKUP SHOULD NEVER DO."
WHAT'S A FUCKBOY?
ASK THE IMPORTANT
"I SWEAR, I'M GONNA GO FULL ON LORENA BOBBITT ON HIS ASS."
HOW DOES SHANNON REACT IN THE FACE OF TEMPTATION?
"I'M SO WET IT'S LIKE A PISSED MYSELF."