The Money Shot - ePublication
THE STORY: Karen and Steve are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It’s been years since either one’s had a hit, but a hot-shot European director could change that with his latest movie. The night before filming a big scene that will undoubtedly bring them back onto the pop culture radar, Karen and her partner, Bev, meet with Steve and his aspiring actress wife, Missy, in order to make an important decision. How far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain? THE MONEY SHOT is a hilarious and insightful comedy about ambition, art, status, and sex in an era—and an industry—where very little is sacred and almost nothing is taboo.
“Neil LaBute does it again—and even farther out…entertainment start to finish…LaBute gets his laughs—and he gets a carload of them…Watching Hollywood get its comeuppance, the audience gets its money’s worth.” —The Huffington Post. “…comedy comes first…consistently hilarious.” —New York Post. “…an acid-tongued showbiz satire…barbed accuracy…consistent pleasure…so spirited is the jousting—and LaBute’s seemingly inexhaustible supply of acerbic zingers—that one could easily watch it all go on even longer and more absurdly into the night. [LaBute] has several rip-roaring showstoppers up his sleeve…” —Variety.