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May 12 2013

Orlando Jones' TAINTED LOVE Has Everything, and the Sink!

Take Orlando Jones (Evolution, Chicago 8) and put him in the role of Black Barry, a lowly criminal trying to work his way up the criminal ladder.  Throw in his significant partner in crime, and in life – Jezebel (Deanna Russo), his baby-mama-to-be.  Now add the likes of Eric Roberts as ruthless mob boss Fred Lucas.  Toss in some adult comedy, Scott Pilgrim like graphics, Motion Comic/Graphic Novel transitions, and bloody gun action that would make Tarantino smile.  But wait.  Take all of that and squeeze it down until you have condensed 5 to 7 minute webisodes and you have the new series – TAINTED LOVE.

Thanks to Shadow and Act for posting news about the trailer for the series.

From the OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

A fast-paced and visceral story of true love against all odds, focusing on two expectant parents; one a quick-witted hitman, and the other a well-intended yet hopelessly inept thief. Black Barry will stop at nothing to protect Jezebel from his insanely vengeful boss Fred Lucas, after a lapse in judgment causes Jezebel to rob Lucas, and the bodies pile up.

Orlando Jones wrote and starred in the series.  His character Barry is trying to do things by the book, both as a bag man for his boss, and a father-to-be for his only love Jezebel.  You kind of like these two right from the start because, though their ideas to get money for their baby’s future are crazy and just plain dumb, their intentions are good and honest.  The other aspect of the production that had me hooked was the immediate use of graphics and motion comic elements.  The first thing you see when Jezebel shows how she ‘handles’ a gun is Barry’s ‘F’ word exclamation fly out his mouth and across the screen.  From those first few seconds it’s a just eye-catching graphics, quick wit, and comedic stunts.

There are two episodes out so far. You can see the RED-BAND TRAILER HERE.  Or you can just go to the Machinima Channel and watch the series.  You can also get a bucket full of laughs listening to Orlando read some of the recent comments about the series.  And I don’t have to remind you all that Youtube comments are definitely adult material, do I?  Well, you’ve been warned.

If you really want to find out more about the thought and direction that Orlando Jones and director Avi Youabian put into the series, listen to my interview with them that I recorded recently.  They talk about how the characters were created, and how the graphic novel look and music added something different to the series.  It was an honor having Mr. Jones and Mr. Youabian on my podcast – CHILLIN’ WITH GEEK SOUL BROTHER.

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As stated on the podcast, you can expect more digital content featuring Barry and Jezebel.  But until then, definitely check out the show.

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Geek Soul Brother

Puttin' the Funk in the Final Frontier! A Christian time-travelin' brother from the 70s. Loves Scifi, Fantasy, Horror.

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