Plenty of folks would freak out upon discovering that their partner has a sex doll. Anna Kendrick rolls with it — and ends up rolling with it. Confused? You won’t be after watching the first trailer for Dummy, a Quibi comedy that launches next week.
There’s a bit to unpack here. Kendrick’s Cody is an aspiring-but-blocked writer who happens upon her boyfriend’s (Donal Logue) bed buddy. Things take a turn for the madcap when the latex Barbara starts talking to her. Among its/her pearls of wisdom (voiced by Meredith Hagner): “I got news for you, babe — we’re all sex dolls until we topple the patriarchy.”
“That’s great,” Cody says. “You’re a feminist sex doll.”
Breakdown-verging Cody is urged by her therapist to “embrace” Barbara, and the odd couple soon is off on a road trip.
The series hails from indie studio wiip and Deadbeat creator and Wilfred alum Cody Heller, who was inspired by her relationship with fiancé Dan Harmon of Rick & Morty and Community fame. Let’s see if this project spikes their dinner-party invites when all this social-distancing stuff is in the rearview.
Directed by Tricia Brock, who also exec produces with Heller and Kendrick, Dummy premieres April 20 on Quibi, the new shortform digital platform from JEffrey Katzenber and Meg Whitman. Here’s the new key art:
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