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Zoe Lister-Jones On Exploring The “Consistent Sense Of Insatiability In This Modern World” With ‘Slip’ – SXSW Studio

Slip, SXSW Studio


Section: TV Premieres

Director-Screenwriter: Zoe Lister-Jones

Logline: Mae works at an art museum and has been living with Elijah for thirteen years. While there is still love between them, there is little romance to be found, and they have hit a standstill around Elijah wanting a child and Mae feeling apprehensive. When Mae “slips” and has a one night stand with Eric, she wakes up the next morning in a panic, only to realize she has somehow entered a parallel universe in which she and Eric are now married, and all traces of her life with Elijah have been wiped from existence.

Panelists: Zoe Lister-Jones

Premiered: March 16, 2023

Key Quote: Lister-Jones: “I wrote the series in quarantine, so I think like many of us, a lot of larger existential questions were coming into hyperfocus – around what our lives look like, what we want them to look like, the relationships we want to be in, the relationships we want to prioritize. And I think there was also a sort of nostalgic quality to quarantine in which we were looking back at our pasts and the paths we might have chosen, or not chosen, and how those choices impacted our current state of happiness, or lack thereof. And so I think those questions all birthed Slip for me, which is really an exploration of sexuality and intimacy in relationships and how we deal with our sort of consistent sense of insatiability in this modern world.”

The Deadline Studio at SXSW runs March 10-13, where the cast and creatives behind the best and buzziest titles in this year’s lineup sit down with Deadline’s festival team to discuss their movies and the paths they took to get to Austin, Texas.




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