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Cathy in Real Life

She'll become a feminist, as long as it doesn't make her look fat. ACK!

Cathy in Real Life is a live action parody of the classic Cathy comic strip.

After 34 years in the Sunday Funnies, Cathy's cartoon is canceled for being outdated and offensive towards women. Andrea and Charlene want to help Cathy get her comic strip back by doing the impossible: making her a feminist.

  • Susan Sassi
  • Susan Sassi
    Victorian Courting & Zombies, Outroverted, Real Housewives of Lancaster PA, SMAD, Barely Legal, and Texting Mishap. Writer for the iO West House Sketch Team, It Doesn't Have To Be This Way
  • Susan Sassi
    Victorian Courting and Zombies, Outroverted, Pizza Man, Previous Tenants, Lost Love Scenes, and When Susan Calls
  • Kate Huffman
    Key Cast
    Fresh off the Boat
  • Kat Palardy
    Key Cast
    Brooklyn 99
  • Julie Birke
    Key Cast
    Freak Out
  • Nicole Yvonne
    Key Cast
    Key & Peele & Hannah Montana
  • Jeremy Briggs
    Key Cast
  • Graham Beckett
    Key Cast
  • Jesse Klein
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • AFS Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 25, 2016
  • Dances With Films
    Los Angeles
    United States
    June 10, 2016
  • LA Comedy Fest 365
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 7, 2016
  • CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 15, 2016
Director Biography - Susan Sassi

Susan Sassi is a comedy writer, singer, actress, and self producing artist originally from the exotic land of South Jersey. She is a writer/performer for the iO West Main Stage Sketch Comedy Team, It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way. When not playing at iO, Susan is writing and producing plays, cabarets, videos, and some web series. Most recently, Susan wrote the book and performed in the musical Victorian Courting and Zombies, which she produced at UCB as a Spank Show, at iOWest as part of the LA Scripted Comedy Festival, and as part of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival, where it received rave reviews and had a sold out run.

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Director Statement

Cathy represents the child in all of us struggling between what we want and what is socially acceptable. She also represents the modern women struggling with the changing definition of feminism and what self-love really means. I hope this web series encourages women to be themselves even if it conflicts with what most women think is empowering. Loving yourself despite anyone else’s opinion is truly the most empowering choice of all.