Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes
THE STORY: Ashraf is an actor who has just received rave reviews for his performance of Hamlet at a struggling theatre in Los Angeles. But he’s only earning $200 a week and he’s having trouble paying the bills. He needs his big break. And that’s just what his smarmy agent is offering: a starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. Big money, working for his favorite director, and playing opposite his favorite Tinsel Town starlet—All Ashraf has to do is play the most stereotypically evil, fanatical Islamic terrorist ever to grace the silver screen. JIHAD JONES follows Ashraf as he battles the infamous slippery slope, while hilariously balancing his personal ethics and cultural pride against his professional ambition.
“Laugh-out-loud funny!” —Philadelphia Inquirer. “Remarkably refreshing and thought-provoking.” —SF Chronicle. “Yussef El Guindi’s script is an intelligent piece of work which tackles complex problems of art versus bigotry while commanding the viewer’s attention with wit and some well-placed insults.” —Daily Californian (Berkeley). “The humorous language is so good in this farce with a message you’ll want to memorize lines and pretend you made them up yourself.” —CurtainUp.