A few weeks ago we reviewed Li Dong's poker documentary A Kid's Game. Today Dong posted a very rough trailer for Girly, a new poker TV show project he's trying to get off the ground.
We've got the trailer plus details on the project for you here.
Unlike Dong's last movie, Girly will be a work of fiction. The story takes place in a world where women dominate the online poker world (talk about fiction amirite?).
So basically a group of hot, chick grinders who party, gamble and do all the things we find so much less attractive when done by guys in our real world.
The trailer below isn't really a trailer; it's more of a promotional short. The girls in this trailer aren't actors, and they won't be in the actual show if it gets produced.
Dong is looking for $5,000 to produce a 15-minute pilot episode, which will be cast and shot in Montreal. He's got a page over on Kickstarter.com to help raise the money. We're not sure if it's like a donation thing or if you're actually investing. Seems like the former.
Here's a blurb on the show from Dong.
In a parellel universe, the terrain of online poker is dominated by legions of young girls sitting in front of their computers. This is a story of four such "grinders" who spend all day on the internet scratching out a living by clicking buttons. They read forums. They get memes. And most important of all, they enjoy the personal freedom that their unique profession affords them. Their fast lives become a blur of degeneracy, booze, sex and the digital world.
However, "living the dream" has its downsides. The girls must deal with the mental anguish of losing large sums of money on a regular basis. Furthermore, the poker economy is shrinking and the games are getting tougher by the minute. Also, the necessity to stay in front of their computers for extended periods of time have degraded the girls' ability to function properly in a normal social atmosphere. Even their abundance of money and free time has not come with a sense of personal satisfaction and fulfilment.