JENNY JAFFE'S 'NEUROTICA' SERIES DEBUTS ON IFC COMEDY CRIB
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LOS ANGELES - In the new IFC Comedy Crib series Neurotica, a plucky dominatrix named Ivy struggles with her OCD and fights to maintain her business when a fancy new MegaDungeon opens in her small town, which could easily be mistaken for Stars Hollow. Created by and starring Jenny Jaffe and produced and directed by Jetpacks Go!.
In an interview with IFC, Jaffe explains the genesis of the series: "I’m pretty sure it was a title-first situation. I was coming up with ideas to pitch to a production company a million years ago (this isn’t hyperbole; I am VERY old) and just wrote down 'Neurotica'; then it just sort of appeared fully formed. 'Neurotica? Oh it’s an over-the-top romantic comedy about a Dominatrix with OCD, of course.' And that just happened to hit the buttons of everything I’m fascinated by."
Season 1, Episode 1 - Top of the Morning - Ivy greets the day and confronts the mayor about the possibility of a Megadungeon opening in Mapleton.
Season 1, Episode 2 - BDSM-DSM-IV - A client's flu sends Ivy into a bit of a tailspin.
Season 1, Episode 3 - Who Was That Masked Man? - Ivy meets a rival dominatrix, a mean baby, and the love of her life.
Season 1, Episode 4 - Hitting Bottom - Ivy's claustrophobia interferes with Sabrina's "Unrealistic Dog and Scared Postal Worker" fantasy.
Season 1, Episode 5 - Pride and Masochist - Ivy gets a love montage and some unexpected news.
Season 1, Episode 6 - Good Job, Ivy! - Ivy confronts a fear in order to save her dungeon.
ABOUT JENNY JAFFE
photo credit: Sharon Alagna
Jenny Jaffe is a Los Angeles-based comedy writer, performer, non-profit founder, and non-comedy writer. Jenny received her BFA in Television Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2012. While at NYU, Jenny was a member (and later director) of NYU's premiere sketch group, Hammerkatz. During her senior year, Jenny was hired as a full time staff writer at CollegeHumor. She then went on to write for MTV's Nikki and Sara Live, and served as head writer on a pilot, Love Week, for VH1 Online. She has appeared in the feature films Jack of the Red Hearts and Punk's Dead (SLC Punk 2).
Jenny is the founder of Project UROK, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating the isolation of teen mental illness, which was acquired by the Child Mind Institute in 2016.
She is currently a staff writer at Disney's Big Hero 6, and is the creator/star of IFC's Neurotica, which you can watch here (or, if you're outside the U.S., here). She is a regular contributor to Vulture, and the co-author of "Now Playing at the Umlaut Cinema" as well the author of an unannounced book project, releasing in 2017 and 2018, respectively, through Devastator Press.
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For immediate release: August 21st, 2017
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