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Condom Sense

A privately funded Catholic middle school counselor named Vialee takes a job at a sex toy store; after her parochial salary is cut by $25,000. Through making some unlikely friends, she is able to expand her horizons and reevaluate her life goals.

  • Carson Taylor
  • Ryan Bender
  • Carson Taylor
  • Carson Taylor
  • Brian Sewall
  • Calypso Jeté Balmain
    Key Cast
    Legendary S1, Veneno S1
  • Ricardo Molina
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Brookes"
    Bel-Air S1, Sex and The City, Grey's Anatomy
  • Jenn Smith
    Key Cast
  • Kai Strachan
    Key Cast
    God, is That You?
  • Hazel Balmain
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Carson Taylor, Ryan Bender

Carson Taylor was born to tell stories. He received a handheld camcorder for his tenth
birthday and his filmmaking passion was born.
He was blessed to travel to a multitude of photography, InDesign/Photoshop workshops that
were taught by some of the finest teachers in the country while still in middle school. His
passion grew as he joined the high school newspaper and yearbook and started taking senior
portraits and shooting weddings.
Because of his strong portfolio, Carson was accepted to Emerson College in Boston, MA. Soon after college, Carson worked in Dallas, Texas, but felt the urge in October of 2019 to move to
Los Angeles. Carson started working on the set of the talk show "Hey Qween" in March of 2020.
While locked down, he wrote, he dreamed and was able to survive shooting, and managing individual YouTube accounts.
Carson Taylor, has flourished and managed his way through Tinsel Town. He’s ready to capture your imagination with his creative eye.

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Director Statement

If you are reading this, wow. Your dedication shall be rewarded with ramblings from my brain while I listen to smooth jazz, trying to get through this EPK. I never thought I’d get to make “Condom Sense.” A few weeks before we shot it, I didn’t think it would work. I self funded it, I called my dad, his friends, people from high school gave me money. It was an exhaustive list. During the shoot, I called my dad for extra money and he hung up the phone. I checked my email and saw a new donation for the exact amount I needed for extra time. As a gay man, God has blessed me significantly.

Since High School, my friends and I were obsessed with the sex toys. I still can’t change my PayPal name because we created it in high school to buy [redacted] a dildo and myself a Fleshlight (tbh it should have been a Fleshjack but you knew that). The workers were always so cool. Never in your business, super helpful. Truly inspiring. So in college after I took a writing for the feature and writing for television, I did okay but not great. I think I got a C in both. I thought about what is my best idea. I had a writing for the web series class. My teacher was an actual tv writer (shout out Jessie Miller, he wrote an episode of “Community”, it was the only good college class I had). He really supported my idea, I wrote six episodes and got an A.

Because I’m unfortunately from the generation that grew up on “The Kardashians” and not “The Brady Bunch” sitcoms that look like “The Office” After Lately and as of recently “Abbot Elementary” have the ability to grab my attention. We shot “Condom Sense” during the height of backlash for the new show “The Real Friends of WeHo.” As a drag queen who’s auditioned for Drag Race three times, I understood where the audience was coming from. If it’s fake drama, make it campy, make it funny. I also don’t know a show like this. Our target audience is gay clubs and drag queens but our main character is a Catholic woman looking to change her life.

I hope this show can captivate not only it’s target audience (I said it before, the gays, lesbians, trans women, trans men and anybody fighting a society that doesn’t listen) but an open minded audience looking for a break from reality. I hope this show is your escape.