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Dumb Rich Sluts: An Interview with Amanda Hunt

Please tell us about the projects you worked on before making ‘Dumb Rich Sluts’. How did you start, and how did you learn to write scripts?

I started my career as an actor and slowly began writing when I performed cabarets in New York City. I progressed into comedy and learned to write scripts in sketch classes, which lead to writing for sketch teams, which lead to pilots, features, etc. My most notable project before Dumb Rich Sluts is my one-woman show Monica Lewinsky Sings Your Heart Out, a show about the Clinton White House Scandal from “Monica’s” perspective. I am very interested in women’s stories and women’s interior lives.

Tell us about ‘Dumb Rich Sluts’. How do you describe it? How did you find the idea?

I moved to Los Angeles in the fall of 2021 from New York City. I was struck by how much mural art there is in LA and was inspired to write a story where people had to walk around, as opposed to blowing past it in their cars. Moreover, as we moved into a vaccinated time of the pandemic, I wanted to make something fun. Something silly and full of jokes that honored my favorite thing in the world: female friendship.

Please tell us about your favorite script writers.

I am a huge fan of Nick Kroll, Georgie Adalco, and Phil Augusta Jackson to name a few. Love someone who fills their script with jokes.

If you were given a good budget, what would be your ideal project?

I have an early draft of the musical version of Dumb Rich Sluts and I would love to make that film. The blend of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Schmigadoon!, and LaLa Land that the people need.

What was the hardest part of your writing process.

Rewriting is always the element I struggle with the most; primarily because it’s hard to objectively read and re-read your own work. I either love it or hate it too much to see where improvement is most needed. I am lucky to have a great writing community here in LA so I can get feedback from smart people I trust, which helps a lot.

If possible, tell us about your next work. What plans do you have for your future work?

Currently, I’m writing a pilot about a marriage counselor who struggles with her own love life. My dream would be to get staffed in the next year to get more collaborative professional experience and ultimately to create a show like Girls 5eva, What We Do in the Shadows, or Happy Endings.


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