Three years ago, my father died eight days after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Two years ago, I divorced a man who spent a decade lying to me. Last week, my new web series “The Widow and the Divorcee” was born. “The Widow and the Divorcee” features me reenacting real conversations I’ve had with my mother since these turning points in our lives.
What happens when three generations of women are forced to share the same house? Probably not what you think. “The Widow and the Divorcee” isn’t just about mothers and daughters, it’s about Glenn Beck, Benjamin Franklin, Native Americans and Charlie Sheen. At least, it is so far, anyway.
Each episode is 3 minutes or less, shot, edited by and starring yours truly. By and large, the episodes will chronicle discussions that have taken place within a day of the episode going live. Here’s episode one, which you may already have seen if you read my post about Glenn Beck’s obsession with the idea that the Middle East is going to become a giant Muslim caliphate.
In episode two, my mother decides to look up the meanings of some idioms based on the fact that while we were eating breakfast, she literally had egg on her face. The definition of “snug as a bug in a rug” particularly catches her attention.
Inspired by all the snow we’ve gotten this winter, episode three focuses on how it is that Native Americans were able to survive out in the elements.
And in episode four, my mother comes to terms with Charlie Sheen’s true identity.
I hope you enjoy the series! Feel free to comment and share it with your friends. I’ll be posting a new episode on Strollerderby each day. Look for episode five tomorrow!