Private Project


When two young women get stuck in the bathroom at a party they are forced to reconcile their feelings for one another, showing us that being brave enough to speak your truth can lead to a happy ending.

  • Alyssa May Gold
    You Made it Worse
  • Nathalie Frederick
  • Nathalie Frederick
  • Nathalie Frederick
    Key Cast
    Pokémon, For the Record
  • Claire Hampsey
    Key Cast
    Escape at Dannemora, She's Gotta Have It
  • Tricia Mears
    Director of Photography
    Younger, Broad City, The Last O.G.
  • Yael Shavitt
    Split, #TheLastStraw
  • Guy Shavitt
    Sound Design
  • Kelly Robinson
  • Mariya Chulichkova
    Production Sound
    So Pretty, Such A Deal
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  • Genres:
    dramedy, romantic, lgbtq, drama, comedy, dramatic comedy, romantic comedy, lgbt, queer, indie
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Alyssa May Gold

Alyssa is the founder of Pocket Universe, a New York City based theater and film production company dedicated to reconsidering and reimagining classic stories and conventions. She has directed Juliet + Romeo at The Access Theater, as well as the four part webseries You Made it Worse, assisted on two IFC/Comedy Central pilots, and on the feature film It Had To Be You (starring Cristin Milioti). As an actress she has appeared on Law & Order and in the films Rebel in the Rye, Taking Woodstock and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, as well as on Broadway in Arcadia and off-Broadway in Our Dear Dead Drug Lord. She will also appear on Broadway in the upcoming production of How I Learned to Drive with Mary Louise Parker. She has a Masters from The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts and a BA from NYU’s Gallatin school.

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Director Statement

I was inspired to write "Stuck" while in the early and undefined phase of a new relationship. I thought about how many times in relationships, and in life, we avoid putting ourselves out there because we are afraid--afraid of being vulnerable, afraid of rejection, afraid of what someone might think--what opportunities do we miss because of this? Sara and Janie's happy ending is meant to remind us that these things are worth the risk. Their fear caused them to fumble, but they realize they both want the same thing. Thank goodness they got stuck in that bathroom!

It was also important to me to tell a story about two queer women (portrayed by LGBTQ actresses) that wasn't about their sexuality, and that you do not have to be queer to relate to. As a queer femme myself, I constantly crave more representation on screen, but when the question of Janie's sexuality is raised, she responds with "give me a break," because that's not what this story is about. It's a story about two people, and a connection that was almost missed.

I was thrilled to assemble an almost all female team, with strong LGBTQ representation both on camera and off, to put together this project, my debut short film.

-Nathalie Frederick, writer & producer