Platonic (Script)

Platonic is the story of two friends who overlook their “mild” attraction to each other for the good of the friendship. Sometimes friends don't become Ross and Rachel. Sometimes friends don't become Max and Kyle. Sometimes friends stay friends -- no matter how hot their loins burn for each other.

  • Moni Oyedepo
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay, Television Script
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romance, Friends
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Writer Biography - Moni Oyedepo

Moni Oyedepo is a writer, actress, comedian and first generation Nigerian-American living in Los Angeles, CA. After earning degrees in Political Science and Business Journalism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she became a consultant in DC and quickly learned the corporate world is not for her. Forging her own path in LA, she transitioned to screenwriting and self produced, Platonic; she has also written a half hour pilot based off of the concept. Moni is a regular improv and sketch comedy writer and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre and former iO West theatre. You can also see some of her comedy on WhoHaHa.

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Writer Statement

“Platonic is a story that was written on a whim because I was struggling with ‘adulting’ and having a hard time transitioning to a new city and new career. Platonic is a project that wasn’t supposed to be written. Platonic is a project that DEFINITELY wasn’t supposed to be created, yet it keeps defying expectations and surpassing dreams as I don’t think any of us really believed we could do something so well the first time. This beautiful body of work exists because of and in spite of many of us stepping into these roles (in front of and behind the camera) for the first time.
The goal of this project was to portray black millennial friendship in a fresh way that pays homage to its 90s predecessors. I grew up loving the dynamic between Max and Kyle, Dwayne and Whitley, Martin and Gina. I always wondered what my version of that friendship would be, now luckily I don’t have to.”